FACULTY OF THEOLOGY
Award: Postgraduate Diploma in Theology
The Postgraduate Diploma in Theology aims to train graduates who wish to pursue a career in Theology and pastoral Ministry. This training is necessitated by the fact that a large number of pastors, church leaders joined the pastoral ministry without a training in theology. The course will therefore help them to upgrade their knowledge and formation as pastors, preachers and church leaders.
In 2018, the Government put in place a law requiring a minimum of bachelor degree in theological education from an accredited institution for any person to serve as a minister or in a leadership position in the churches. The law has given a 5 years period of grace to comply with that law.
The program has to be taught within nine months divided into two semesters for full-time students and 12 months for part time students. The program’s students will be equipped by different courses related to theology with a ratio 120 credits.
Teachings will operate in daily, evening, weekend and in-service programs. Daily classes will begin from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Evening program classes will start from 6.00 p.m up to 9.30 p.m, from Monday up to Friday. Weekend program will begin Friday evening till Saturday 6pm 1.00 p.m. Normally academic calendar will begin in September and ends in August.
LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY
In order to fulfil its objectives and carry out the program, the following strategies were adopted:
A. Teaching and Learning environment
To set up a conducive teaching and learning environment: adequate classrooms, library, space for reading, access to internet and ICTs, languages Center …
All students are required to comply with Discipline code and classroom attendance according to EACU Policies and regulations.
Teaching and learning methodologies:
After completing the program, the graduate will serve even more effectively in the church and society: parish ministry, chaplaincy in hospitals or other settings, family/marriage Counsellor, youth ministry, work with the elderly, interdenominational/religious organizations, people living with disability or with at-risk population.
SPECIFIC ADMISSION CRITERIA
To be eligible to the program, candidates would have completed successfully the bachelor degree in any discipline from a university recognised by the Ministry of education in Rwanda.