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Secondary Catholic Religion Education (BSE)

Preparing religion teachers for grades 7-12

Are you passionate about helping others discover and deepen their faith?

As a student in the Secondary Catholic Religion Education program at the University of Dayton, you'll prepare to teach grades 7-12 by pursuing in-depth studies in religion and education. Our program leads to an Archdiocese of Cincinnati certificate to teach religion in grades 7-12.

Program outcomes

As a Catholic, Marianist institution, the University of Dayton seeks to collaborate with local Catholic churches and schools in providing creative ways to serve those pursuing a career in church ministry.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education, UD Department of Religious Studies, UD Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, and the UD School of Education and Health Sciences work together to provide options for those preparing to be high school religion teachers:

  • Major in Adolescence to Young Adult Education with two concentrations (religious education and another field of your choice): Upon graduation, you'll receive a teaching license from the State of Ohio for the area of concentration you selected, as well as a certificate to teach religion from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
  • Major in Adolescence to Young Adult Education with religion as your sole teaching field: Focus on particular aspects of religion and Christianity. Upon graduation, you'll receive a certificate to teach religion from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
  • Major in Religious Studies, with an emphasis on Catholic schools (offered through the UD College of Arts and Sciences): Upon graduation, you'll receive a certificate to teach religion from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

No matter which option you choose, you'll gain hands-on classroom experience, learn theories and methods of education, and take religious studies content courses.

Program requirements

  • Meet all academic and competency requirements in order to do your student teaching and be recommended for the certificate.
  • All field and clinical experiences must be completed successfully.
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Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966
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