Newman Theological College
Master of Religious Education Program Outline
The MRE program requires the completion of 42 credits. 30 credits consists of course work including 24 credits in core courses and 6 credits in elective courses and the further 12 credits consists of field education. Credits may be acquired though full-time or part-time enrollment.

Please see the Course Offerings to view the courses being offered in the next term.

M.R.E. Program Requirements

M.R.E. Required Reading List

General Outline

Credits

Foundational Theology: 9 Credits

 
  Teaching Concentration  
  REL 465 Foundations of Religious Education  3
  REL 467 Contemporary Theory and Praxis in Religious Education 3
  REL 491 Faith Formation in Religious Education 3
OR
   
  Administration Concentration  
  CSA 571 Foundations of Catholic School Administrations 3
  CSA 573 Contemporary Theory and Praxis in Catholic School Administration
3
  REL 491 Faith Formation in Religious Education 3

Sacred Scriptures: 6 Credits

 
ONE OF:

BST 400 Introduction to Sacred Scripture and their Interpretation
BST 420 Introduction to Old Testament

REL 420 Old Testament in Religious Education

3
3
3



ONE OF:
BST 421 Matthew and Mark**
BST 422 Luke Acts**
BST 425 The Synoptic Gospels **
BST 430 The New Testament *
REL 422 New Testament in Religious Education
3
3
3
3
3

Systematic Theology: 3 Credits

 
ONE OF:
STD 450 Christology
STD 451 Theology of God
3
3

Liturgical Theology: 3 Credits

 
ONE OF:
STD 440 Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
REL 442 Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist
3
3

Moral Theology: 3 Credits

 
ONE OF:

REL 460 Moral Values in Religious Education
STP 461 Introduction to Moral Theology
STP 462 Introduction to Spiritual Theology

3
3
3

Electives: 6 Credits


  Must take 2 Electives at the graduate level (excluding language classes). See Course Descriptions
6

Supervised Field Experience: 12 Credits

 
  REL 400 A/B/C/D is graded on a pass/fail basis. Completed through professional work as a teacher or approved volunteer placement.
12


* BST 430 has the prerequisite of BST 420 or REL 420 only.
** Students who take BST 425 cannot take BST 421 and/or BST 422 for credit. BST 421/BST 422 and BST 425 have the prerequisite of BST 400/BST 420 or REL 420.
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