This page contains information for congregations and religious education professionals about the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Religious Education (RE) Credentialing Program, professional development for religious educators, and religious educator transitions.
The Religious Education Credentialing Program is a three-level program for religious education professionals that nurtures the call to religious education as a profession, provides a comprehensive path for professional development, and articulates and upholds professional standards and guidelines in religious education leadership. This program is open to current religious educators - people who already hold religious education staff positions in Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations and organizations.
If you are interested in preparing for a career in UU religious education, contact Jan Gartner, recredentialing @ uua.org. The Religious Education Credentialing Program Resource List and other program materials can be used as guides to your preparation.
Just as we support members of our congregation in their spiritual growth and leadership capacity, it is important to encourage our staff in their professional growth and development. Enrichment opportunities abound, both within and beyond the UUA.
The transition period surrounding the departure of a religious educator is a critical time in the life of a congregation. The resources below offer guidance to congregations and professionals about religious educator transitions and settlement.
Greetings! I’m Jan Gartner, Professional Development Specialist at the Unitarian Universalist Association. I strive to help sustain robust, transformative faith communities by ensuring that our professional religious educators and musicians are well-equipped and theologically grounded.
I am pleased to provide advice and resources to congregations and professionals on matters relating to professional religious education leadership. Please contact me if I can be of help.
Professional Development Specialist
recredentialing @ uua.org
For more information contact recredentialing @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
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