Take one of our courses for personal interest or professional development. Credits earned may be applied to the Graduate Diploma in Religious Education (GDRE) or a certificate in the Religious Education Administration Program (REAP) at St. Mary's University College in Calgary, Alberta.
Spring and Summer Registration is Now Open!
Register early to ensure classes are not cancelled
due to insufficient enrolment.
If you have never taken a course at St. Mary's University College, you must apply for admission online through Apply Alberta. You will be asked to create an account and to pay a one-time $75 application fee. When prompted to choose a discipline of study at St. Mary's University College, choose Catholic Educators, then either REAP or GDRE. Once accepted into the program, you will be able to register for your course at my.StMU or by submitting a Registration Form. You will be required to provide a copy of your valid Alberta Teaching Certificate to St. Mary's Education Department before proceeding with the course. For more information, please call Education Program Assistant Hanah Pigeau at (403) 254-3127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: All course information listed may be subject to change without notice. Possible changes include instructor, time, location and course cancellations. Please call Education Program Assistant Hanah Pigeau at (403) 254-3127 or email email@example.com if you are considering taking a course, to ensure its availability.
Once you are registered and have login access, use this link to participate in our online courses:
SPRING 2013 (back to top)
EDPD 511: FAITH DEVELOPMENT AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION | Online | Course Fee: $315 | 1.5 Credits
May 1 – Jun 17, 2013 | Instructor: Sr. Rose-Anne Engel
An investigation of the meaning of faith and religion within the context of educational development. Application of the results to the creation of the objectives for religious education development in schools.
Sr. Rose-Anne is an Ursuline Sister. She is a frequent guest speaker in Calgary and in other parts of Canada and the U.S. She has co-authored the book, “A Company of Women: Ursuline Spirituality”. She has served on numerous Commissions and Boards such as: St. Mary’s University College Board, Canadian Catholic Biblical Association, the Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission, the Canadian Commission for Christians and Jews, Her expertise is in Scripture, Theology and Law. Sr. Rose-Anne has formerly been the Religious Education Consultant for the Saskatoon Catholic Schools and the Adult Religious Education Coordinator for the Diocese of Calgary.
EDPD 533: SPIRITUALITY AND LEADERSHIP | Online | Course Fee: $315 | 1.5 Credits
May 1 – Jun 17, 2013 | Instructor: Joanne Smithwick, BEd, BRE, MRE, MTh
This course will focus on the spiritual dimensions of leadership; the leader’s personal spiritual growth; the leader’s responsibilities in the areas of faith development; celebrations of faith; Christian service; and the moral development of children, youth and adults in a Catholic school community.
Joanne Smithwick began teaching at St. Mary's University College 15 years ago and is now based in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia. She was a teacher, Religious Education and Family Life Consultant, Assistant Principal and Principal with the Calgary Catholic School Division.
THEO 561: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (SPICE/BLUEPRINTS) | In class | Course Fee: $630 | 3 Credits
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE COURSE
SPICE: Apr 25-28 | INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Trent Davis
Dr. Trent Davis is Assistant Professor of Education at St. Mary's University College.
BLUEPRINTS: Apr 30-May 3 | INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Linda Dudar
Dr. Linda Dudar is Director of the Bachelor of Education Program at St. Mary's University College.
An investigation of topics central to Christian education from fields such as ecclesiology, Christology, moral theology and ethics. Credit for this course is available to students who fulfill the course requirements during either the SPICE or Blueprints conference, which is sponsored by the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association.
Attend Blueprints for Credit!
Newman Theological College, St. Joseph’s College and St. Mary’s University College
offer credit for Blueprints 2013 participants in conjunction with reading courses in
Christian Religious Education.
• pre-Conference reading (reading and detailed course outline will be sent after registration);
• attendance at Blueprints 2013 Conference;
• complete pre-Conference reading(s) and submit a short 5-6 page paper on the first day of the Conference;
• during the Conference meet with the instructor to determine the topic and focus of a longer 16-20 page paper to be completed by early June; and
• a synthesis of the student's command of the course (to be arranged with the instructor).
• course registration and fees are additional costs paid to the respective college. Blueprints registrations must be completed with ACSTA by March 22, 2013 and course registrations must be completed with the respective college by March 22, 2013.
Registration by these deadlines is important, as the course will be cancelled if enrollment is insufficient.
Newman Theological College, Edmonton
STP 573B: Christian Religious Education
Contact: Sandra Talarico
Phone: (780) 392-2450
St. Joseph's College, Edmonton
Spring Term: CHRTC 450, sec. 800 – Directed Readings in Catholic Theology
Contact: Dr. Brian Maraj
Phone: (780) 492-7681 Ext. 227
St. Mary's University College, Calgary
Theology 561: Contemporary Issues In
Contact: Linda Dudar
Phone: (403) 254-3122
Note: Students must register for the conference portion with ACSTA: www.acsta.ab.ca
If taking for credit, students must also register for the course at St. Mary’s: www.stmu.ca
SUMMER 2013 (back to top)
THEO 599: SUPERVISED THEMATIC STUDY | TBD | Course Fee: $630 | 3 Credits
Under a professor’s guidance, the student will research and write a major presentation on a topic within the scope of the GDRE curriculum. The student will follow a program of directed reading. The written work will include an examination of the theological implications of a specific issue in religious education. This course affords the student an opportunity to produce a work that represents the culmination of the GDRE program.
Prerequisites: EDPA 591, 593, 595, THEO 503, 505, 541, 543, and 55 or consent of the Dean.
Note: Available Upon Request: Contact Linda Dudar at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.