Christian Formation

Christian Formation

Language of Instruction

2 years (120 ECTS)

Christian Formation

The religious education reform in the Church of Norway has created a great need for qualified teachers and parish catechists. The catechist is the church's leading teacher. Providing children and youth knowledge of Christianity through stories, experiences, rituals, and play is an important task of the catechist.

The master's programme in Christian Formation is a two-year program that includes the teacher training program (PPU). Thus the candidates obtain a double qualification for work in both churches and in schools.

The graduate is responsible for

  • safeguarding the Church's teaching of children, youth and adults
  • facilitating the work of the church for lifelong learning in the Christian faith
  • conducting leadership training, coordinating cooperation with schools, various organisations and municipal agencies
  • helping to create good arenas in the church for spiritual and human growth