University of Innsbruck

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The continuing education programme Pastoral Ministry Year is aimed at young professionals in the pastoral occupational field of the dioceses of Innsbruck, Feldkirch and Bozen-Brixen. They complete this extra-occupational programme in their first year of service to get familiar with their professional role and to reflect on their professional experience. The Pastoral Ministry Year aims at acquiring scientifically reflected and experience-based basic competences in ecclesial pastoral care.

Pastoral Ministry Year

Info


Degree
Academic Expert in Pastoral Care

Duration/ECTS-Credits
Up to 3 semsters / 45 ECTS-Credits

Study Code
UC 992 753

Start
wintersemester 2021/22

Cost
covered by the dioceses

Language
German

  Curriculum


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Objectives

Objectives

 Graduates have trained their

  • personal skills
  • social skills,
  • spiritual competence,
  • theological competence,
  • methodical competence and
  • institutional competence

for professional practice in the different fields of ecclesial action.

Target group

Target group

Young professionals in the pastoral field of the dioceses of Innsbruck, Feldkirch and Bozen-Brixen in their first year of service.

Requirements

Requirements

  •  completion of a theological study programme covering a minimum of 180 ECTS-Credits and
  • teacher accreditation for religious education for compulsory schools or an equivalent qualification
  • The admission to the continuing education programme requires the allocation of a practical placement by the dioceses.
Contact

Contact

Mag. Raimund Eberharter

Department of Practical Theology
Karl-Rahner-Platz 1/II
6020 Innsbruck

  +43 512 507-8669
  Raimund.Eberharter@uibk.ac.at

Academic Supervision

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Friedrich Bauer
Department of Practical Theology

Instructors

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Friedrich Bauer
Department of Practical Theology | University of Innsbruck

Mag. Raimund Eberharter
Department of Practical Theology | University of Innsbruck

Dipl. Rel. Päd. Lioba Hesse
Diocese of Feldkirch

Mag. Gudrun Guerrini
Diocese of Innsbruck

Mag. Roland Buemberger
Regens of the dioceses of Innsbruck and Feldkirch

Organisational Information

Dates

Schedule and dates are found on the website of the department.

Location

University of Innsbruck
and other educational centers

Content

Graduates of the continuing education programme acquire the following skills and competences, which must be combined for professional practice in the different fields of ecclesial action:

  • personal skills in critical self-reflection in the context of different dimensions of pastoral practice;
  • social skills in intersubjective contact with the different players of the respective community, for which one provides pastoral care;
  • spiritual competence to integrate heterogeneous practical pastoral experience into one’s own spiritual life;
  • theological competence to develop a contextually founded practical theology with the players of the local community;
  • methodical competence for carrying out the professional pastoral work according to the requirements of the respective local community;
  • institutional competence to independently act within the system logics of ecclesial organisation structures.


Modules

  • Introduction to the Pastoral Ministry
  • Professional Experience (650 hours / 26 ECTS-Credits)
  • Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
  • Pastoral Project
  • Structure and Person
  • Basic Dimensions of Pastoral Ministry
  • Final Paper (2 ECTS-Credits)

Enrolment

Please enrole via the registration button above.

General Information for the Registration for Continuing Education Programmes

Participation in the university continuing education courses requires the admission as a non-degree student.


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