RE (Catholic) Specialism Part 1 EDUC4103

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will critically explore Catholic theological understandings of Liturgy, Sacraments, Christology and Revelation.


This course is a blend of face to face and online teaching. The course begins in August and ends in December. There will be a total of 40 hours of contact time. This will be:

4 full days = 24 hours face to face

16 hours online

Requirements of Entry

Normally a GTCS registration number and the Catholic Teacher's Certificate in Religious Education (or equivalent) offered by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the Bishops' Conference of Scotland. This qualification is available to students on Initial Teacher Education programmes in the School of Education, University of Glasgow.

Excluded Courses



RE (Catholic) Specialism Part 1


The course will be summatively assessed by a written 4000 word equivalent Portfolio  in which participants demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, skills and practical application of the themes of the course.

Course Aims

■ To provide students with a depth of knowledge and understanding of key religious topics enabling them to teach Religious Education with confidence and expertise.

■ To stimulate academic inquiry and to encourage students to engage critically with theological, religious philosophical and ethical concepts and ideas.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

The course provides opportunities for students to develop and to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills and other attributes as described below. By the end of this course, students will be able to:


Knowledge and Understanding

■ demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of the breadth of theological debate on revelation with a focus on the person of Jesus 

■ demonstrate a critical understanding of the theological underpinnings of Liturgy

■ demonstrate a critical understanding of the theological underpinnings of Sacraments in their liturgical context

■ Exemplify the application of theological knowledge, as appropriate, in the context of classroom Religious Education.



Intellectual skills

■ use their knowledge, critical understanding and theological literacy to enable effective communication of key theological concepts

Transferable/key skills

■ Demonstrate a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline as it relates to Religious Education in the Catholic school

■ Communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences

■ Act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.

■ Demonstrate the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.