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By undertaking Catechetical Studies alongside a teaching degree students gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to teach Religious Education.

This qualification prepares teacher education students to teach in Catholic and integrated schools. An integrated school is a school within the State education system that has the right to reflect, through its teaching, a special religious or philosophical character.

This course is offered by the Catholic Education office in co-operation with the University of Otago's College of Education, and the Theology programme.

Catechetical Studies runs over a period of two years and is offered at both our Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.

Programme details

This is an optional programme open to all students enrolled in a primary education programme of an initial teacher education degree at the College of Education.

It is of particular interest to those seeking career and job opportunities in Catholic or other integrated schools.

Contact the Catechetical Studies Coordinator to express interest, and for programme details.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Catechetical Studies Coordinator:

Katie Montgomery

If you are wanting to enrol, please ensure you provide your contact details including:
• Email
• Contact number
• Teaching programme you are registering for, e.g. Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education)

Registration for Catechetical Studies closes:
Late February (no mid-year intake), please contact the Catechetical Studies Coordinator, or College of Education Ask Otago prior to this.

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Regulations on this page are taken from the 2023 Calendar and supplementary material.

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