Please note, while open to all, this programme has been designed for Catholic teachers wishing to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools. Successful completion of the programme by Catholic teachers will result in the award of the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate (CREDL). An Award in Religious Understanding (CREDL) is presented to anyone else completing the programme. The Catholic Teacher’s Certificate (CREDL) is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in Catholic religious education.
Why study the Religious Education by Distance Learning (CREDL) course at the University of Glasgow?
The Certificate in Religious Education by Distance Learning (along with the necessary church approval) will allow you to teach in Catholic schools.
It will provide you with the requisite understanding of the main tenets of Catholic Christian theology, the Catholic vision of education and the methodology appropriate to Catholic religious education.
This programme is also recommended if you are a qualified teacher and want to re-visit your understanding of these issues as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
It can be completed concurrently with a BEd or PGDE programme and the MA Primary Education in Dumfries, (or subsequently on completion of any of these programmes).
CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers or students studying an ITE programme at other universities.
- Gain knowledge of the scriptures, doctrines, morals and practices of the Catholic faith
- Understand the roles of scripture, language, liturgy, signs and symbols in the traditions and insights of Catholic education
- Appreciate the stages of personal religious and moral development and the appropriate educational responses to these
- Explore approaches to learning and teaching in religious education, relating methods and practices to subject content, curriculum development and faith formation
- Interpret and contextualise a range of biblical, doctrinal and religious principles and beliefs, and develop and implement appropriate educational experiences based upon these
- Gain positive, varied and motivating contexts for learning and personal growth in religious education, based upon confidence in using the syllabus, resources and strategies of the subject area
- Continual critical enquiry and personal development in values and religious education
- Develop sensitivity to culture, authority, belonging and tradition in religion
- Research into the relationship of faith to life, to religious practice, to tolerance and to respect for difference
- Develop reflective professional practice in the broad interpersonal, spiritual and philosophical dimensions of education
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- Credl: Aspects Of Theological Education
- CREDL is the University of Glasgow route for qualified teachers or students studying an ITE programme at other universities.
- For each course you will produce a portfolio, a 1,500-word essay.
- 12 months
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Please note that applications for programmes delivered online will be accepted up until they commence.
DisciplinesEducation Religious Studies & Theology View 149 other Masters in Education in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You must hold a teaching qualification or be a student on a programme of initial teacher education.
EU/EEA455 GBP/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 455 GBP per credit and a duration of 12 months.
Home and EU part-time only fees - £455 per 30 Credits
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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