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Concurrent Education: Religious Education CTEP

Program Requirements & Courses

Where should I begin?

Students should take the mandatory core course, SMC103Y Catholicism, in their first or second year.

Program requirements

Within the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Concurrent Education RE program is an eight-course major program. The program requirements are as follows: EIGHT full courses or their equivalent, at least two at 300+ series, including at least 0.5 FCE at 400 level. For Distribution purposes, all of the courses listed below are classified as HUMANITIES courses except for JSV200H1, JSV201H1 (formerly SMC272H1) and JSV202H1 (formerly SMC271H1) which are SOCIAL SCIENCE courses.

1) Core course: SMC 103Y1 Catholicism

2) Two FCEs as follows:

JSV 200H1 Communication and Conflict Resolution
JSV 202H1 Equity and Diversity in Education (formerly SMC271H1)
JSV 201H1 Child and Adolescent Development in Education (formerly SMC272H1)
SMC 313H1 Catholic Education in Ontario

3) 0.5 FCE courses from the following (internship options):

SMC 366H1 Inter-religious Dialogue and Practice (formerly SMC218Y)
SMC 362Y1 Intercordia (overseas service-learning course)
SMC 471H1 CTEP Internship

4) 4.5 FCEs from Christianity and Culture courses (including RLG100Y1 / RLG280Y1 / SMC472Y1) with at least 1.5 FCE from the following: SMC203Y1/ SMC216Y1 / SMC217H1/ SMC232H1/ SMC307Y1 / SMC308H1 / SMC310H1 / SMC311H1 / SMC330Y1 / SMC363H1 / SMC426H1.

Courses will normally follow the sequence shown in this chart.
Download the Concurrent Education: Religious Education Course Sequence

You do not have to be a St Michael’s College student to enrol in St Michael’s College programs; the programs are open to all students in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.

Program focus

The program will be focused on preparing leaders in Catholic education:

  • Qualified teachers of the religious education curriculum who are confident and grounded in their subject.
  • Catholic leaders who will embody and promote the principles of social justice.
  • Dedicated lay people who will carry forward the work of the founding educational religious congregations in Toronto: the Basilians, De La Salle Brothers, Loretto Sisters and Sisters of St Joseph.

St Michael's provides a number of pathways toward a career in Catholic education. View more details


What does “Christianity and Culture courses (including RLG100Y1 / RLG280Y1)” mean here?

It means all the courses offered in the Christianity and Culture program, with the addition of the World Religions course in the Religion department (100-level and 200-level versions). That is the extent of the pool from which you can choose the courses you need to complete Item 4.

Where can I find the list?

Click here to find the full list of Christianity and Culture courses.

Are all courses offered every year?

No. Click here to find out what is actually offered in the coming academic year.

Can take any course with an SMC code?

No. SMC codes are used for all courses sponsored by St Michael’s College. Some courses with SMC codes belong to Celtic Studies, Book and Media Studies, and Mediaeval Studies.

Can I count any other courses towards my program?

You may choose up to 1 fce from the list of “cross-listed course”i.e., courses from other programs and departments which may be counted towards your CTEP Christianity and Culture program. Click here to find the cross-listed courses.

Are there any other cross-listed courses?

From time to time, additional courses are approved because of a particular instructor or course topic. For this summer session (2011), the course “RLG333 Christianity and Conflict” has been approved as an additional cross-listed coursefor this session only and with this instructor only.

If you come across a course which you think could be cross-listed but is not, please contact the program coordinator with the syllabus and instructor’s name and we will consider it for approval/inclusion.