Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences Auxilium
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The Bachelor's Degree or Baccalaureate course in Religious Education promotes the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in theology and educational sciences. It prepares students for work in the field of religious education in religious organisations and educational institutions, including multicultural and multi-religious contexts. It prepares students for further specialisation in Pedagogy and Didactis of Religion and in Catechetics and Youth Ministry.
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At the end of the course of study, graduates must demonstrate:
- to have acquired adequate knowledge and understanding of content and research methodologies in the field of theology and educational sciences and their necessary philosophical premises;
- to have acquired knowledge and basic skills in religious education and teaching;
- to be able to plan evangelisation, catechesis and youth ministry programmes;
- to have developed communication and interpersonal skills for educational interaction at an individual, group and institutional level;
- to be able to observe and think critically about operations that aim for the holistic development of individuals, especially those of a religious character, using the internship as a way to combine theory and practice;
- to have acquired adequate computer skills for communication and information management;
- to know and use a foreign language.
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At the end of the course of study graduates will be able to find work as:
- catechist coordinators;
- bible school leaders;
- youth ministry coordinators;
- coordinators and managers of oratories/youth centres;
- coordinators of religious education in Catholic schools and in church and educational institutions.
The Bachelor's Degree Course provides the requisites for admission to the Master's Degree Courses in Pedagogy and Didactis of Religion and Catechetics and Youth Ministry offered by the Faculty.
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The Bachelor’s Degree Course covers three years, during which 180 ECTS credits must be obtained. To obtain the credits required to graduate, students must carry out the required training activities (courses, seminars and workshops) and an internship, as stated in the study programme.
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The Licentiate and PhDs of the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences «Auxilium» are of pontifical right.
For civil purposes, the degrees are valid in accordance with the laws in force in the various countries and the particular rules of each University.
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