Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education

Postnominals

GCTRE

CRICOS code

0

Colleges

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

No

AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time

Duration

The GCTRE is offered part-time over two years.

Cost of study

The GCTRE is equivalent to one semester’s full-time study at postgraduate rates. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per unit or $6858 for a full-time semester (3 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education prepares graduates to teach religious education.  It provides graduates with knowledge of the disciplines, principles, practices and traditions that form the basis for religious education.

At Catholic Theological College and Yarra Theological Union the award fulfils the requirements of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Policy 1.7 Accreditation to Teach Religious Education in a Catholic School.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education

  1. have a foundational knowledge and skills in theological disciplines of importance for teaching religious education.
  2. have enhanced their capabilities to engage with particular faith traditions and spirituality.
  3. have ability to communicate religious traditions to students by drawing critically on appropriate sources.
  4. apply knowledge of contemporary approaches to the learning and teaching of religious education.
  5. apply their knowledge to religious awareness and faith formation of students and the formation of religious identity in a school community.

Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to study at Graduate Diploma or Masters’ level.

Admission

Admission dates

For admissions information please consult Australian Lutheran College or Catholic Theological College or Yarra Theological Union.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The GCTRE is offered in three streams:

Students at Australian Lutheran College complete the following units:

  • DE8004L Introduction to Lutheran Education
  • CT8001L The Christ-centred School
  • DR8012L Teaching in a Lutheran Education Context

Students at Catholic Theological College complete the following units:

  • BS8600C Sacred Scripture: A Foundation for Teaching Religious Education
  • CT8600C Foundational Theology for Teaching Religious Education
  • CT9601C Living Christian Faith: Sacramental and Moral Life
  • DR8600C Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Religious Education

Students at Yarra Theological Union complete the following units:

  • DR8601Y Introduction to Scripture for Religious Educators
  • DR8603Y Foundations of Religious Education
  • DR8602Y or DR8612Y or DR8622Y Jesus Christ Today: Church, Mission and Sacraments
  • DR8604Y Making our (Christian) Choices in Life: A Value Added Approach
  • DR8605Y Integrative Exercise

 

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

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