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Religious Education

The Program

It’s not enough to have a good heart and a love of God to be an effective teacher. Marian University’s religious education program is theologically sound and through education in the classroom and experience teaching in religious schools, you will acquire the skills you need to become a great teacher.

Career Opportunities

Religious Education Teacher in Middle or High School
Parish Coordinator of Religious Education
Youth Pastor
Youth Ministry
Education Minister
Campus Ministry
Pastoral and Social Ministry

San Damiano Mass

Opportunities for Formation in Ministry

  • Continuous Internships in Educational Ministry
  • Opportunities to Serve in Campus Ministry
  • Retreats and Liturgical Celebrations
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Sophia Theology and Philosophy Club
  • Evening Prayer
  • Service and Social Justice Opportunities

Katie Hibner

Katie Groves Hibner '14

“The religious education program at Marian University is the perfect balance of theology and education..."

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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Education

40 credit hours of theology

  • Scripture
  • Morality
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Sacraments and Spirituality
  • Church
  • History of Christianity
  • Jesus and Trinity
  • Asian Religions
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Theory of Religious Education
  • Religious Education-Based Major Seminar Project
  • Student Teaching of Religion in Middle School or High School

Education Courses

  • Human Growth and Development
  • English Learners and Diversity in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Neurodiversity in the Classroom
  • Creating Positive Classroom Environments
  • Teaching in the High School
  • Educational Practice
    • regular work in a faith-centered middle or high school
    • student teaching

Contact Us

For any questions concerning the curriculum, department, or areas of interest contact: 

Andy Hohman - Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy


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