Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education at Marian University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Religious Education

It’s not enough to have a good heart and a love of God to be an effective teacher.

Marian University’s religious education program is theologically sound and through education in the classroom and experience teaching in religious schools, you will acquire the skills you need to become a great teacher.

Why choose religious education at Marian?

As a student, you'll discover these focus areas make our program unique

  • Continuous internships in educational ministry
  • Opportunities to serve in campus ministry
  • Retreats and liturgical celebrations
  • Spiritual direction
  • Sophia Theology and Philosophy Club
  • Evening prayer
  • Community service and social justice volunteer opportunities

What will you study?

Our B.A. in religious education curriculum includes 40 credit hours of theology coursework on topics including:

  • Scripture
  • Morality
  • Catholic social teaching
  • Sacraments and spirituality
  • Church
  • History of christianity
  • Jesus and trinity
  • Asian religions
  • Psychology of religion
  • Theory of religious education

You will complete education courses focusing on subjects like:

  • Human growth and development
  • English learners and diversity in inclusive classrooms
  • Neurodiversity in the classroom
  • Creating positive classroom environments
  • Teaching in the high school
  • Educational practice

You will also complete a seminar project related to religious education well as complete student teaching field experiences in middle or high schools.

Four-year plan Course checklist
Katie Hibner

Katie Groves Hibner '14

“The religious education program at Marian University is the perfect balance of theology and education..."

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What are your career paths?

Upon completion of our B.A. in religious education, you will be well-prepared for careers such as:

  • Religious education teacher in middle or high school
  • Parish coordinator of religious education
  • Youth pastor
  • Youth ministry
  • Education minister
  • Campus ministry
  • Pastoral and social ministry
San Damiano Mass

For admission information

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300 or (800) 7720-7264

For program specifics

Matthew Sherman
Department Chair & Assistant Professor of Theology

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