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 intended to nurture the call to religious education as a profession, to provide a comprehensive path for professional development, and to articulate and uphold professional standards and guidelines in religious education leadership.
Please note that the Religious Education Credentialing Program is open to those who are already hold religious education staff positions in Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations. If you are interested in preparing for a career in UU religious education, contact Jan Gartner, recredentialing @ uua.org.
Just as we support members of our congregation in their personal and spiritual growth, 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 Associate for Religious Education and Music Leaders 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 Associate for Religious Education and Music Leaders
recredentialing @ uua.org
For more information contact recredentialing @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Friday, May 31, 2013.
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