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The work and activity required to substantiate an equivalency will depend on
the particular Religious Education Credentialing requirement. For more
information on equivalencies and specific equivalency guidelines, please see “Equivalency
Guidelines for the Religious Education Credentialing Program.”
7.2 How do I get an Equivalency?
First consult with your mentor and with the Religious Education Credentialing
Director. If you are seeking an equivalency for an academic requirement
(Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or graduate credit in UU History and Polity,
History and Philosophy of UU Religious Education; Teaching Methods; and Learning
Theories) you must first submit an equivalency plan for approval by the
Religious Education Credentialing Committee through the Unitarian Universalist (UUA) Office of Religious
Education Credentialing. This must be submitted and approved before the
equivalency documentation is submitted. It need not be submitted in
correspondence to the meetings of the Committee. The Committee will evaluate
equivalency plans between meetings. Samples of accepted plans are contained in
Guidelines for the Religious Education Credentialing Program.” More
plans will be added to this document as they are received and accepted.
Once a plan has been approved, or for other types of equivalencies that don’t
need a plan submitted, the equivalency documentation is submitted to the
Religious Education Credentialing Committee through the UUA Office of Religious
Education Credentialing for evaluation approval at one of their regularly
scheduled meetings. This meeting must be at least one meeting before the
candidate plans on seeing the Religious Education Credentialing Committee, or
the Candidate’s portfolio and completion materials are reviewed by the Religious
Education Credentialing Director, in the case of candidates seeking Credentialed
Religious Educator, Associate Level status. In general, equivalency
documentation materials must be submitted to the Office of Religious Education
Credentialing at least 1½ months before evaluation. Please note that the
Religious Education Credentialing Committee receives and approves equivalency
requests at its discretion, and an approval of an equivalency plan does not
guaranty approval of the equivalency request itself.
For more information contact recredentialing @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
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