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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)
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||He Timatanga - A Beginning||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."