In addition to the PGCertTE modules, students will take a further 60-credits delivered by distance learning over the course of a year. Distance learning modules will start in November and June each lasting 5 months. The following three options are available*.
Leadership and Management in Theological Education (30 credits). This option is of interest to students involved in positions of leadership, management and administration within theological colleges. The module will help develop critical knowledge and understanding of leadership, management and administration in a variety of contexts and will foster professional abilities that cohere with the ethos of theological education. In addition, the module aims to provide an overview of the purposes and practices of quality assurance management.
Designing and Delivering Effective Theological Education (30 credits). This module is designed for those who will be designing courses and curricula and wish to effectively implement a variety of delivery forms, including distance learning through educational technology. The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of curriculum models and theories, and of their relationship to course design and delivery methodologies, with the intention of fostering professional abilities in designing and delivering effective theological education. It is also rich in practical application, as it seeks to provide theoretical and practical instruction for the development of effective and transformative methodologies in theological education.
Spiritual Formation and Character Education (30 credits). The aspect of educating for being and not only for knowing and doing is an essential component of theological education, but one that has historically drifted into the extra curricular realm. This module will explore themes and concepts of spiritual formation and character education, survey historical patterns and recent literature and seek out areas of application in the life and vocation of a theological educator. The module will also give students the opportunity to explore key texts from the rich heritage of literature in this field.
Students enrolling in postgraduate programmes are normally expected to have an honours degree in the field of theology and to be engaged in the vocation of theological education.
- The options will be offered on a rotation basis, so in any given year two options will be available. Students can access any combination of options by choosing the dates of entry.
Last updated July 31, 2015