The MA in Theology and Educational Ministry program fully equips educators, directors of religious education, and catechists for their important role of faith formation in parishes and schools.
- 36 Credits (33 Core Credits and 3 Elective Credits)
- Two sets of Comprehensive Exams
- Program Portfolio and Reflection Paper
Program Time Limit: 5 years
- Submit program application and $25 application fee
- Send official transcript from issuing undergraduate institution
- Complete THEO 503: The Catholic Theological Tradition, with a grade of 3.0 or higher
By the end of the MA in Theology and Educational Ministry program, a student:
- Synthesizes the Church’s teaching on divine Revelation including Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the magisterium of the Church and how it bears on the Church’s mission of evangelization.
- Exhibits a mature understanding of the Christian vocation in the world and a capacity to teach and defend the Catholic faith in wider culture.
- Teaches the truths of the Catholic faith.
- Demonstrates the ability to refer, in careful and appropriate ways, to Scriptural passages related to the fundamental teachings of the Church in a demonstrated capacity to apply various approaches to Scriptural interpretation as these have been recommended in the Constitution on Divine Revelation.
- Engages in critical theological thinking through reflection and analysis of theological and philosophical concepts and texts.
- Achieves an understanding of the principles of Scripture, moral theology, and Catholic social teachings and an ability to apply them to contemporary social, cultural, or biomedical issues.
- Demonstrates competence to impart teachings of the Catholic faith.
- Articulates the ethical and moral principles of the Christian life and how they inform the growth of the Christian community.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|THEO 503||The Catholic Theological Tradition (8 weeks)||3|
|THEO 510||Revelation and Faith: Fundamental Theology (8 and 12 weeks)||3|
|THEO 631||Introduction to Christology||3|
|THEO 641||Theology of the Church||3|
|THEO 551||Theology of the Sacraments||3|
|THEO 560||Fundamental Moral Theology (8 weeks)||3|
|First comprehensive exam|
|RELED 560||Principles of Catholic Education (8 weeks)||3|
|THEO 682||Forming a Catholic World View: Catholic Social Teachings (8 weeks)||3|
|SCRPT 530||Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History (8 weeks)||3|
|SPIR 501||Applied Catholic Spirituality (8 weeks)||3|
|THEO 640||Presenting the Faith in the Modern World: Dealing with Hard Questions||3|
|Elective||Students must, in consultation with the program advisor, choose one
additional elective course that relates to their teaching interest.
|Second comprehensive exam|
THE CDU ADVANTAGE
In a 2016 survey of CDU graduate students, 100% reported that they had achieved their learning goals.
- Flexibility to study where and when you choose
- Authentic Catholic teaching
- A Global Catholic Community
- Knowledgeable and accessible faculty
- Engaging online courses with discussion forums
- Mobile app for study on the go
- Online library staffed by a theological librarian
- 24/7 technical support
The MA program is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized as a national accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The university is certified as a degree-granting institution by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.