The OSV-CDU MA in Theology is a variation of the standard graduate theology degree, specifically tailored to Directors of Religious Education (DREs), secondary school teachers, and catechists. This MA program option requires 36 credits, culminating with a program portfolio and reflection paper. Formed together with Our Sunday Visitor, the program features a new course – Principles of Catholic Education – that will use OSV religious education materials for practical application. The program also includes new courses in Social Teachings, Salvation History, Catholic Spirituality, and Ecumenism, in addition to basic core theology courses, which will fully equip DREs and teachers in their important role of faith formation in parishes and schools. Learners selecting this option will have the necessary coursework to provide sound religious formation for Catholic youth and adults, and accurate information to discuss the Faith with those who may be seeking a faith life or who are otherwise unaffiliated with the Catholic Church.