New Scholarship! Religious Education Teachers & the MA in Pastoral Studies

April 28, 2016

Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity, thanks to partnership with the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Office for Catholic Schools and Seattle University’s College of Education, and through the generosity of the Frost Snyder Foundation.

Starting in July, and applicable for admission throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, three full graduate degree scholarships will become available to Pierce County teachers working within the Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools, who seek to pursue a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies. Teachers enrolled in this special program will receive a scholarship paying for the full cost of tuition, which is currently valued at $16,632 per year.

This unique degree opportunity will integrate electives from Seattle University’s College of Education in addition to Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies coursework. These classes will be chosen by the student in conjunction with the two Seattle University deans and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. Participants in the program will take classes together in the evenings, on the weekends, and where appropriate during the day, while maintaining their current teaching role. This partnership will contribute to building a regional infrastructure in the Archdiocese for a substantive and sustained improvement of religious education in K-12 Catholic schools in Pierce County. 

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Are you interested? Please connect with Colette Casavant, the school’s Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services, via or (206) 296-5333.  

Learn more about the school’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies.