Education for Theology Majors

Education for Theology Majors

There is no state certification in the area of Theology. However, the Department of Education works with theology majors to prepare them for teaching positions in Catholic schools. Each diocese/school determines the qualifications required to teach theology. Students must check specific diocesan requirements to insure compliance.

The Diocese of Dallas is part of the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department(TCCED), which requires that all teachers in a Catholic School be degreed in the area they are assigned to teach and have a minimum of 12 credits in education. The Diocese of Dallas requires that a Deficiency Removal Plan be on file at the school for all teachers who do not meet TCC teacher requirements.

Education courses that are needed to fulfill Texas Catholic Conference requirements include Child Growth and Developmental (EDU 3327); Educational Evaluation (EDU 5352); Principles of Elementary Education (EDU 4343) or Principles of Secondary Education (EDU 4346); Research in Elementary or Secondary Education (EDU 5V50) or Reading in the Secondary Schools (Edu 5323).

Recommended courses for those who wish to teach Theology:

EDU 3305 Computer Problem Solving 
EDU 3111 Middle School Field Based Experience (observation) 
EDU 3112 High School Field Based Experience (observation) 
EDU 3327 Child Growth and Development
EDU 4343 Principles of Elementary Education or EDU 4346 Principles of Secondary Education
EDU 5352 Educational Evaluation
EDU 5323 Reading in the Secondary Schools (spring only)
EDU 5357 Instructional Strategies (summer only)

EDU 4350, 4850. Instructional Practice in Religion and Theology.*
Edu 4148 Clinical Teaching Seminar*

*The Department develops and maintains a placement portfolio for students who successfully complete a minimum of 18 hours in education and take the courses marked with asterisks.

Questions about education for theology majors? Contact the advisor. 

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