A master’s program could take any number of forms, but there are some common elements. In general, these programs last from one to four years, contain some measure of research or practical studies and are available only to advanced students. For those who experience a calling to teach within the context of a religious discipline, dedication and faith alone are often not enough to support goa… Read more
A master’s program could take any number of forms, but there are some common elements. In general, these programs last from one to four years, contain some measure of research or practical studies and are available only to advanced students.
For those who experience a calling to teach within the context of a religious discipline, dedication and faith alone are often not enough to support goals of a worthy career. Religious education is a complex process, requiring knowledge of both theology and pedagogy. What is a Master in Religious Education? Simply put, it is a course of study that seeks to impart an understanding of the educational principles and practices of a given religion. Common courses include leadership, interpretation of religious texts, theology and human development. Students typically also take classes specific to their religion, such as ministry for Christianity.
Graduates often gain a better understanding of their own faith by learning to communicate its principles to others. Additionally, the educational theories learned in these courses might help scholars teach other subjects of personal interest. Graduates also often leave these programs with a cohort of fellow teachers and siblings in faith.
These courses vary in cost based on religion, location and scholarship assistance. Candidates should inquire with the institution before planning their education.
As one might expect, education is the most common career pursued by graduates of religious teaching master's programs. In particular, religious institutions tend to view these degrees favorably when reviewing applicants, as faith is often a foundational aspect of these schools' curricula and cultures. For those with some teaching experience, a master’s degree might be the credential necessary to advance to an administrative position. Other applicants might pursue the ministry, preferring to use their educational skills to help communities of the faithful in a less academic setting.
Religious education master's programs are available from various faiths in multiple countries. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
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The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for dioc ... +
The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year ... +
In 2018 we will offer an international Master’s course in Christian Education which will fully focus on the backgrounds and practices of education inspired and informed by the ... +
The Good Shepherd's Catechesis is a Montessori–based religious formation program for children aged three to twelve years. It seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, hands-on ... +
The ThM program is particularly designed for those who desire to enhance a scholarly dimension in their priestly or ministerial vocations. It is especially appropriate for tho ... +
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program will provide an opportunity for the student to pursue courses that will broaden Biblical understanding and perspective at ... +
The MA in Applied Rabbinic Theology provides those studying for Rabbinic Ordination with the opportunity to combine the study of biblical and rabbinic texts at MA level with c ... +
The Masters level degree program for Christian Counselling will prepare students to begin working as professionals in the Counselling field.
The Master of Arts in Theology prepares you for ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Master of Education (MEd), a 30 credit hour program, has two specializations: Educational Leadership (EL) and Integrated Curriculum and Instruction (ICI).
The MA in Ministry Leadership Program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in a variety of settings including but not limited to: Churches (pastors, educational leader ... +
The MA in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work course provides the academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional development for those already working or wishing to ... +