NZ2771 | NZQA approved | Level 5, 80 credits
The New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies (Level 5) - Religious Education (NZCCS-RE) is specifically for those studying at a University College of Education who would like to teach in a Catholic school and for qualified teachers in Catholic schools.
THe NZCCS-RE will provide you with the knowledge and skill to to confidently and competently teach Religious Education and to contribute to the Catholic character of your school
6 Courses in Theology, Scripture and Religious Education and 1 Practicum (for trainee teachers) or 1 project/portfolio (for practicing teachers)
You may be eligible to study fees free in 2019. If you are new to tertiary education or have done little tertiary education either in New Zealand or overseas, the government's Fees Free policy may cover your fees for study at TCI. Full information about eligibility can be found at this website www.feesfree.govt.nz.
This Certificate fulfils the entry criteria for the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) - Religious Education which is a 120 credit Level 6 qualification.
This qualification is designed for those wishing to teach or who are already teaching in a Catholic school.
|Seven courses (papers)|
|RE501||Religious Education Today||10 credits|
|RE502||Spirituality for Teachers||10 credits|
|TH501||What Catholics Believe||10 credits|
|TH502||What is Theology?||10 credits|
|SC501||Understanding the Old Testament||10 credits|
|SC502||Interpreting the New Testament||10 credits|
|RE503||Teaching Practice (trainee teachers)||20 credits|
Teaching in a Catholic School (qualified teachers)
This is a capstone paper and should be undertaken once all other papers have been completed.
One of the following courses (papers) can be substituted for
TH502 What is Theology?
Church and Sacraments
|TH504||Catholic Social Teaching||10 credits|
|TH505||Issues in Christian Ethics||10 credits|
|TH506||Maori Spirituality: He Rau Toroa||10 credits|
Students have said: "amazingly good examples of good teaching practice, every session. I have learnt a lot about teaching, planning and assessment in religious education. Group learning, providing information to help me understand what teaching re in a catholic school is all about."