Increase competency in teaching theology and religion. Be prepared for the classroom.
We partner with the Department of Education and Counseling to offer a combined MA in Theology with a Certificate in Education.
Applicants are evaluated and accepted by the Graduate Program in Theology for its Master’s program and the Graduate Program in Education for its Certificate program. That is, both programs evaluate applications according to their admissions criteria and collaborate in admitting you to the combined degree and certificate program.
The same admission standards that apply for the MA in Theology program and the Education Certificate program apply for students seeking admission to the combined program. Be sure to address your reasons for seeking admission to the combined program when you compose your statement of objectives.
The combined program requires students to take 42 credits. The credit requirements are as follows:
Use our worksheet to plan your courses. Choose four courses from among these EDU courses (other courses with approval of THL Graduate Program Director):
Any Two of the Following:
Graduate assistants and tuition scholars in Theology who wish to participate in the combined program will receive tuition remission for 36 credits, but not for the additional 6 credits required to earn a Certificate in Education.