Master of Arts in Education Major in Religious and Values Education (MARELED)
This is the thesis track of the Master’s degree in religious and values education. The program is meant to introduce the students to the fundamentals of contemporary religious education research. Contemporary research in religious education fundamentally includes methodological inquiries in teaching religion, spirituality, and values formation among others. This opportunity will essentially offer the student opportunities to work on basic inter-disciplinary inquiries that bring religious education work to an engagement with theology and other disciplines. Hence certain research skills are expected of students when they earn their degree.
|Core Courses||15 units|
|Major Courses||18 units|
|Thesis Writing||6 units|
Core Courses 15 Units
Methods of Research in Religious Education (REV525M)
An introduction to the various techniques and methods of religious education research, and/or preparatory course for writing a research proposal.
Methods of Applied Research and Statistics (REV526M)
A study of the fundamentals of behavioral research, research design, types of research, analysis, and interpretation.
Psychological Foundations of Education (REV5310)
Basic concepts of psychological principles as applied to the field of education, theories of learning and personality, social and interpersonal relationships, group work, and leadership in and out of the classroom setting.
A Lay – Centered Church (APT203M)
The course is a historical, scriptural and systematic study of the role of the laity in the Church. The course attempts to find a way to give dignity to ordinary Christians who represent ninety-nine percent of the Church. It will also experiment on possible avenues open to lay people to exercise creative ministries in the church. Furthermore, the course is a journey to self-discovery. It allows participants to discover their gifts and talents that are beneficial in a lay-centered church. In addition, this course is also a journey to spirituality.
Doing Christology in a Cultural Context (APT204M)
The present-day understanding of the identity and the significance of Jesus is no longer confined to Western philosophical categories. Following the general renewal in theology inspired by Vatican II, various approaches to Christology have been developed. One of these, the cultural approach, seeks to inculturate the Christian Faith in Jesus Christ in the different cultures of peoples. The course first analyses the first disciples’ experience of Jesus in order to ascertain the theological and hermeneutical principles involved in it and to indicate the various stages the experience underwent. Knowledge of these principles and stages will then provide guidance in articulating a “Christology” utilizing local cultural categories.
Major Courses 18 Units
Contemporary Approaches to Religious Education I (REV541M)
This course presents a commentary on the National Catechetical Directory of the Philippines: Maturing in Christian Faith. This commentary will indicate how the directory is a valuable guide to religious educators with basic principles and approaches to contemporary religious education. It will also address various contexts: primary, secondary, tertiary, and adult education.
Contemporary Approaches to Religious Education II (REV542M)
Trends, in-depth studies, workshop, or planning innovative programs in religious education. Focus on one or more of the following areas: media and religious education, practicum for campus ministry: pastoral counseling, communication skills and faith meanings, basic Christian communities, creative liturgy, human relations training, group behavior and processes: how to plan, implement, and evaluate religious programs, and family ministry.
Religious Anthropology (REV642M)
A study of the nature of organizations, dynamics and determinants of culture, culture and development, as bases for evangelization of cultures, and in cultures with special references to the attitudes, values and belief-system of the Filipino people.
Contemporary Moral Problems (REV671M)
A study of the sources, structures, and dynamics of Christian morality with special focus on modern moral questions in the area of human life, human community, human communication, and human sexuality.
Contemporary Theological Issues (REV672M)
A survey of the twentieth-century trends with focus on the post conciliar renewal in theology and reflected in the writings of leading theologians.
Trends in Biblical Studies (REV673M)
This course critically engages the students to a survey of the different trends in biblical studies. It will familiarize the students with the basic concepts, issues, and methods of biblical exegies through actual exercises in biblical interpretation.
PRACTICUM 6 Units
PRACTICUM (REV914M AND REV915M)
This is a supervised course for students in the masters program to guide them articulate their learning with respect to religious education practice in two levels: knowledge-based learning and skill-based learning. Hence the course will be taken in two tiers. The first tier considers the integration of theoretical considerations in the conduct of religious education built around a particular research problem developed or identified by the student. The second tier develops a discussion of the practical implications and solutions of the formulated inquiry relative to the student’s research problem. The research problem to be developed should be related to the student’s work.
(REV901W, REV902W, REV903W, REV904W)