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EDU 5190 Religious Education ColloquiumThe Religious Education Colloquium provides graduating students with the opportunity to present and discuss their culminating Religious Education projects. Throughout the term, students will not only have an opportunity to refine their projects, but will also be able to continue their efforts to integrate their Seminary coursework and activities. The Colloquium will thus provide the means for the students to refine their R.E. Project as well as recognize the role played by Religious Education throughout the many diverse areas of personal and public life. 3 credits. Dr. Winings.
EDU 5301 Educational Planning and Administration
This course addresses how to develop effective programs that educate faithfully. Students will study existing educational ministries and programs with an eye toward evaluating these programs for effectiveness and relevance for today's society. Students will then investigate the components of what makes a successful educational program suitable to specific age groups within a congregation. Students will also consider issues of curriculum and program design for faith-based contexts. 3 credits. Rev. Carolina
EDU 5302 Programming and Curriculum Design
Understanding the basics behind the curriculum that one teaches from is essential in any faith community. It is one thing to know diverse methods of teaching. It is another, however, to be able to design an educational program that appropriately challenges and motivates students to learn. This is the purpose of this course. Students will explore the principles of curriculum design including how does one decide what needs to be learned, in what order should one learn a certain set of ideas, and what should be avoided in planning for learning religiously. Curriculum design is a vital course in any religious education program. 3 credits. Faculty
EDU 5311 Spiritual DevelopmentThis course examines various meanings of spirituality in the context of a suffering pluralistic world and the potential of developing a spirituality that is grounded in the ordinary, everyday world and can become a force for peace building. Different spiritual traditions and practices will be covered in an experiential and dialogical manner so all become enriched through the collective spiritual wisdoms of the great religious traditions. Particular attention is given to the topics of human destiny after death, eternal life, the transforming power of spiritual experience, and spiritual discipline. 3 credits. Faculty.