Master of Education Major in Religious and Values Education (Non-Thesis Program) (NTMERVE)
This is a non-thesis master’s degree program designed to upgrade teachers’ mastery of knowledge and practices in the area of religious education. It is not meant to be a research oriented degree program, thus, the thesis requirement is waived in favor of the major academic courses, practicum courses and comprehensive examination.
|Basic Courses||15 units|
|Major Courses||18 units|
|Elective Courses||06 units|
Basic 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.
Guided Project Studies (REV653M)
This course develops the students’ skills in curriculum/syllabi development related to their field of expertise.
Theology of Signs and Symbols (REV712M)
A study of the sacraments as saving Christological and ecclesial acts celebrated through symbols and rituals; how they relate to the meanings and values of the Christian community with the interface of anthropology and theology as the locus theologicus.
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)
A course on modern biblical exegesis, especially text-, source-, form-, and reduction-criticism, major trends in interdisciplinary hermeneutics, including religious appreciation of the text in its symbolic depths.
Elective Courses 6 Units
History of Christian Spirituality (REV605M)
This course presents a history of the various kinds of Christian spirituality developments from the time of Jesus Christ to the present. A formative approach is used in this course.
Review of Comprehensive Exams (REV652M)
The course prepares the students to take the comprehensive exams on scriptures, doctrines, morals, worship and religious education course.
Spirituality for Teachers of Religious Education (REV661M)
Concepts and principles applicable to a spirituality for Christian teachers. The course covers classical and contemporary sources from founders and leaders of religious education groups and movements to inspire the practicing teacher in his/her mission.
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.
COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION (REV804W, REV902W, REV903W, REV904W)