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Short Course (SC1): Human Existence, God and Human Destiny

This course, delivered by distance education, runs over 9 weeks. Participants, however, may register at any time. Part One of the course focuses on the nature and practice of theology, and addresses a number of the big questions that engage us all in our journey through life. Part Two looks at the practical issue of teaching theology in the classroom.

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Meditation in the Christian Tradition

Six-week course by distance education

This course aims to deepen participants’ knowledge, understanding and practice of meditation in the Christian tradition, and to share ideas of how to run a meditation group for adults, and how to establish a practice among learners in the school.

The course begins with a regional face-to-face two-hour introductory session. The remainder is delivered by email. Dates and venues for these sessions are to be determined by the regional office manager. Registration will take place at these sessions.

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Advanced Certificate in Religious Education (NQF Level 6)

The importance of creating new opportunities for the personal and professional development of religious educators cannot be overestimated. For this reason, the CIE, is happy to announce its intention of offering the AdvancedCertificate of Religious Education (NQF Level 6) in collaboration with TEEC (Theological Education by Extension College). This modular course through distance education with face-to-face and online tutorial support. will be available in 2018.


Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Religious and Values Education

This nationally accredited programme is offered in collaboration with St Augustine College, Johannesburg. It is a two-year, part-time programme designed for persons involved in areas of religion and values education (particularly but not exclusively those planning to operate in administrative contexts) who wish to pursue specialised studies and advanced training in Religious Education and to acquire greater knowledge and skills. It will also enable participants to inform and shape the spiritual, moral, cultural and social lives of learners. The B Ed (Hons) enables those who have obtained an undergraduate teaching qualification (NQF level 7) and who wish to further their qualifications at postgraduate level, and gain access to further postgraduate study at Master's level (NQF Level 9). The degree will be recognised for purposes of employment in education provided that the student has previously completed an approved four-year teaching qualification, or an appropriate Bachelors degree and a recognised professional teaching qualification.

For a description of the modules on offer, click here.
For more information on the Bachelor of Education (Honours), click here.

If you are interested you can contact
Dr NIcholas Rowe (St Augustine College) at 011 380 9000 (nrowe@staugustine.ac.za) or
Mr Paul Faller (Catholic Institute of Education) at 011 433 1888 (paulf@cie.org.za) .

Echoing the Word

A course for beginners with the following broad aims:

  • Ongoing personal formation in Theology and Scripture.
  • The development of a professional yet personalised approach to Religious Education.

The course consists of ten units and is delivered by regional offices through monthly workshops. It is certified by the local bishop, and is suitable for both religious educators and catechists who are new in the field.

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Boston College - C21 Course Online

Barbara Radtke, Program Manager of C21 Online at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, writes:

I manage a non-credit, online program with a focus on spiritual renewal and on-going faith formation called C21 Online. Let me tell you a little about us. We serve an international, English-speaking community of learners with varied interests. Some, e.g., an adult group in a parish or a vowed religious community, are seeking spiritual enrichment; others, e.g., parish catechists, are looking for preparation for their volunteer ministry; still another constituency, e.g., parish directors of religious education or Catholic school teachers uses C 21 Online for ongoing pastoral development. Our learning opportunities include two - six week courses that have moderated discussion among the participants and some free resources available on our website which allow interaction with the material. The latter (http://www.bc.edu/deathofjesus  and http://www.bc.edu/birthofjesus ) have attracted over 25,000 participants from all 50 U.S.states and over 100 countries and territories.

For more information go to C21 Online.


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