Scientific area Humanistic area, field Theology
Name Graduate university theological-catechetic studies
Issuing institution The Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Split
Duration Two-year study with 4 semesters.  Each semester consists of 15 weeks of teaching, and each week has in average 25 hours of lectures and exercises and a time required for writing seminar papers. Annual workload of students is 1800 working hours.
ECTS 120
Enrollment requirements and classification procedure Applications for enrollment in the first year of this study at CTF can be submitted personally by the students who completed an Undergraduate Theological-Catechetic Studies at any Catholic faculty and obtained a title baccalaureus/baccalaurea of arts in Catechetics or some other corresponding study on which, for individual case, a decision is brought by the Faculty council on the proposal of the Committee for transfer students.   Conditions for enrollment in Graduate theological-catechetic study are the following: 
  1. completed undergraduate study,
  2. students will be grouped according to their  final exam results at undergraduate level,   
  3. students who completed the Undergraduate TheologicalCatechetic Studies at CTF are not required to submit any other documentation but the certificate of the final exam. 
  4. students from other HEI, in addition to the certificate of the final exam, should enclose:
    • birth certificate,
    • baptism certificate,
    • certificate of citizenship,
    • certificate of residence,
    • report cards from all four years of secondary school,
    • certificate of  the passed National examination,
    • recommendation from the Ordinary bishop/religious superior or a parish priest,
    • three photographs (35 x 45mm),
    • copy of the tuition fee paid to  bank account:  HR4023600001101386150
Learning outcome Having successfully completed the study a student should be able to:  - Present and evaluate social determination in shaping different types of knowledge and acquire competencies for recognition and evaluation of social processes - Present content, set up hypotheses on the origin and explain theological message of Biblical writings.  Independantly use Biblical and literary texts in religious education and catechesis. - Assess and interpret the basic exegetical methods of the Holy Scripture. - Critically examine and support Christian doctrine of general and personal history starting from the event of God's Revelation in Jesus Christ. - Interpret historical approaches to the person of Jesus Christ and explain the justification and Biblical ground of  the Church proclamation of Jesus Christ. - Analyse and interpret  main texts from the New Testament on the death of Jesus and offer contemporary interpretative framework of Christ's Paschal mystery. - Evaluate the ways in which the Holy Spirit works in the history of Salvation and differentiate the symbol of time.   - Evaluate basic concepts of theological anthropology. - Compare perspectives of scientific and religious views of the world and dialogically challenge diverse opinions. - Critically evaluate and explain the origin of sacramentology and argumenatively explain the theological purpose of sacraments of Christian initiation, healing and ministry. - Valorize and support basic dogmatic expressions and documents of the Church teaching on the issues of faith. - Critically evaluate, assess and justify the attitudes of Christian doctrine on sexuality, marriage and family. - Discern and critically evaluate different bioethical models and paradigms. - Valorize historical and pastoral purpose and the role of parish community in a local Church. - Prepare, design, arrange and lead parish catechesis. - Conceptualize, organize and  lead pastoral planning in a parish community ad intra and ad extra. - Prepare and carry out the pastoral of special parish groups, marriage and family. - Valorize theological meaning, ritual and symbolic aspect of the sacraments.  - Analyse and evaluate rich sacred music practice after the Second Vatican Council and vernacular Glagolitic Church singing specific for the Croatian people. - Organize liturgical singing and concerts of spiritual music in sacred space and sing simple Gregorian antiphons. - Present legal provisions and the basic principles of the Canon law and legal organization of the Catholic Church. - Differentiate, categorize and comment on psychological dynamics of religious experience. -Valorize and interpret the implementation of contemporary catechetic and religiouspedagogical courses in Croatia. - Plan, prepare and conduct classes of religious education and catechesis with the students of primary and secondary school. - Design, prepare and deliver religious education classes in secondary school according to contemporary principles of planning and programming. - Independantly design a whole catechetic programme for the adults.
Employment possibility Acquired knowledge and skills enable the employment in various aspects of social life, especially in the church and social field. Master of Arts in Catechetics can work:  
  • as religious teacher in primary and secondary school institutions, 
  • in social institutions,
  • in parish catechesis. 
Possibility for progression to higher level study Upon the completion of the study, a student is awarded the degree of Master of Arts in Catechetics. After completion of the Graduate Theological-Catechetic Studies the student can proceed to the postgraduate studies from the fields of religious pedagogy, catechetics or similar sciences. 
In order to enrol in theological postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Split, students who have completed this study are required to, due to the nature of the study, comply with the Regulations of the Congregation for the Catholic Education and Regulations on postgraduate university studies of the Faculty of Catholic theology of the University of Split, article 7-9 and enrol differential courses equal to 30 ECTS credits or pass a differential exam according to Regulations on Postgraduate university studies of the Faculty of  Catholic Theology (article 8, 9 and 10).
Degree Master of Arts in Catechetics
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