The Influence of Religious Educators
Educator is one of the many career paths for graduates with a Master’s in Theology. Teaching helps shape and transform the lives of people of all ages. A Sunday school or Catechism teacher may plant in a child the seed of God’s love or spark an interest in religion. Later on in life, a theology or philosophy teacher could impact the path that a young adult takes. Your influence can have a ripple effect that continually changes the lives of those around you.
As a Jesuit University, Gonzaga prepares students for roles as educators in both religious and secular institutions. Teaching positions in religious settings include those at private, faith-based schools and within a Church or ministry. Educators in secular settings include religion, philosophy, and theology teachers at public schools, colleges, and universities.
Gonzaga’s Master’s in Theology and Leadership program provides students the skills needed to become good educators. Courses are rooted in Ignatian Pedagogy which challenges students to learn and grow from a holistic approach. The elements of context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation enhance and strengthen the ability to engage in dialogue, solve problems, and think critically—all skills which are valuable assets of an educator.
Benefits that accompany a career as an educator include a sense of satisfaction that comes from making a difference in people’s lives as well as continually learning through the process of teaching others.
To learn more about how a Master’s in Theology and Leadership can positively impact your life, contact us today! Be sure to visit our Virtual Campus Blog to learn more about what our programs have to offer.