Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry - Catechetics (M.A.P.A.) - Coursework

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Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry with Specialization in Catechetics

degree requires the successful completion of 48 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.7. In addition, students are required to participate in the Profiles of Ministry assessment before they complete 12 credit hours and engage in annual goal setting for their ministerial formation. The program consists of

core theology courses, specific courses in catechetics and field education.

Electives are ordinarily pursued in theology and/or pastoral ministry. The

Integrating Seminar, which serves as the exit requirement, enables the student

to become aware of the interactive roles of experience, tradition, theology,

and culture within a given ministry.

Course work for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry with Specialization in

Catechetics is distributed as follows:

Core Theology 24 credits

SS 512 Pentateuch 3

SS 523 Synoptic Gospels and Acts 3

ST 541 Fundamental Theology 3

ST 611 Christology 3

ST 672 Ecclesiology and Mariology 3

MT 531 Fundamental Moral Theology 3

LS 521 Introduction to Liturgical Studies 2

LS 652 Christian Initiation 2

SP 762 Spiritual Direction 2

Pastoral Ministry CATECHETICS 17 credits

RE 552 Principles of Catechesis 2

RE 621 Methodology in Catechesis 3

RE 631 Sacramental Catechesis 2

RE 762 Youth Ministry and Catechesis 2

RE 772 Adult Faith Formation 2

PM 861 Ministry of Administration and Leadership 3

PM 611 Pastoral Counseling 3

Field Education 2 credits

FE 600 Introduction to Field Education 1

FE 605 Ministry of Catechetics I 1

Integrating Seminar 2 credits

IS 800 Integrating Seminar 2

Electives 3 credits

Total: 48 credits

Note: Core Theology and Catechetics requirements are aligned with

Level IV certification standards for religious educators as determined

by the Archdiocese of Detroit.