The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Theology and Interreligious Engagement (Cert.T.I.E.) is intended to provide university graduates with a general university-level foundation in theological and practice-based approaches to religious pluralism and interreligious engagement through the exploration of religious texts and histories, spiritualities and practices, and theologies and theories of religions.
The focus of the conjoint certificate is to provide the necessary academic foundation for those working in multi-faith contexts as well as those who are interested in developing this area for professional development—for example, hospital or school chaplains, social workers, etc. The program offers flexibility to address relevant personal interests and professional contexts.
The second focus is to provide necessary background in the area of religious texts and histories, theologies of religion and contextual practices for those interested in applying to various degrees such as the Master of Pastoral Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies and MA in Theological Studies.
The certificate is comprised of 7 courses and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The certificate must be completed within 4 academic years.
One course must be taken from each of the groupings of courses:
i) Texts and Histories
Students with no previous background in the study of theology, religion, or a cognate discipline will be required to take a foundational theology course (normally given the numeric code 1101) as one of their courses.
Admission requirements for the Certificate are the same as for admission into basic degree programs: applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, college, or Indigenous Institute with a CGPA of 2.70.