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Program Director: Dr. Richard Miller
The departments of Theology and Education offer a five year Bachelorís Degree and Masterís degree in Theology with a Teaching Certificate. A student in this program will gain advanced knowledge in theology as well as practical knowledge in how to teach Catholic religion. Students will have opportunities to practice their teaching during the program through guided field placements in local Catholic schools. The Education component offers full Nebraska state certification for those remaining in the state as well as methods for teaching religion for those teaching elsewhere. A faith formation component is integrated into the program so that students can deepen their own relationship with Jesus, the Master Teacher.
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This program provides excellent professional preparation for persons seeking to teach Catholic religion in the school or parish setting and for persons preparing to be a director of religious education. Creighton University supports Catholic education and generously offers full and partial scholarships to qualified students in this program for the MA in Theology coursework. If you feel called to the ministry of teaching the Catholic faith, please contact us for more information.
Types of Degree: BA/MA in Theology with Teaching Certificate
Duration: Five years, including 1 summer
Number of Credits Required: 30 hours in theology for the BA and 27 hours in theology for the MA; 29 credits in education at the undergraduate level
Tuition Assistance/Scholarship (these Scholarships are only for the masterís degree portion of the program):
Program Start: August
Admission into Creighton and the Education Department as an Undergraduate. Please apply to the program through Undergraduate Admissions.
Education undergraduate teaching certification admission requirements - Students apply in their sophomore year
Requirements for Admission to the Graduate School:
Application deadline for the MA: December 1*
*The Five Year BA/MA Program with Teacher Certification requires 30 hours in theology for the BA and 27 hours in theology for the MA. If a student does not apply, gain acceptance, and take the course work for the fifth year MA portion of the program, then that student will need to complete six additional hours of theology (two 500-level courses) to complete the BA in theology, which normally requires 36 hours.