The Catholic Institute

New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies - Religious Education

  091703 | Awaiting NZQA approval | Level 5, 80 credits

For Teachers and Trainee Teachers 

Gain the NZCCS-RE while studying at a University College of Education or teaching in Catholic School

Acquire knowledge and skills which will allow you to confidently and competently teach Religious Education in Catholic schools

Main Features

6 Courses in Theology, Scripture and Religious Education and 1 Practicum (for trainee teachers) or 1 project/portfolio (for practicing teachers) 

Higher Study

This Certificate fulfils the entry criteria for the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies - Religious Education which is a 120 credit Level 6 qualification.

Career Opportunities

This qualification will enhance opportunities of teaching within the Catholic school system.

Programme Structure

RE501 Religious Education Today
RE502 Spirituality for Teachers
TH501 What Catholics Believe
TH502 What is Theology?
SC501 Understanding the Old Testament
SC502 Interpreting the New Testament
RE503 Teaching Practice (trainee teachers)

Teaching in a Catholic School (qualified teachers)

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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."