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FACULTY OF SACRED THEOLOGY
Programs and DegreesIntroduction
1st cycle (STB)
2nd cycle (STL)
3rd cycle (STD)
UST-INSTITUTE FOR THEOLOGICAL FORMATION
1. Description: This is a program that prepares religious and lay men and women for theological, both religious and Christian Lay, formation and for their future apostolate as formators, teachers/catechists, and school managers.
2. Objectives: The objectives are divided into primary and secondary objectives.
The following are the primary objectives of the program:
a. Actualize self as a person, a religious, and a professional
b. Demonstrate understanding pf philosophical and theological concepts
c. Demonstrate adequate formation and instructional planning skills
d. Demonstrate counseling skills
e. Demonstrate basic research skills
f. Design a program for self-evaluation and development
g. Demonstrate strong management leadership
The following are the secondary objectives of the program:
a. Provide students with an Associate Diploma in Theology
b. Provide college degree holders accreditation of some subjects towards the degree of A.B. Theology.
3. Students. The UST-ITF is open both to religious and lay, male and female. Any student seeking admission into the program must be at least a High School graduate, must have basic English proficiency skills (oral and written), and must submit a recommendation letter from the superior.
4. Scholarships. A 20% discount on tuition fees will be granted to all enrollees, religious or lay. Other request for discounts will be on a case to case basis.
5. Program of Studies. The course subjects included in the program are categorized as follows:
a. Foundational courses (F): These introduce the vocabularies and concepts, theories of the discipline (i.e., Theology)
b. Defining courses (D): These are elements that constitute the essential and unique character and scope of the curriculum
c. Complementary courses (C): elements that broaden the scope of the curriculum to ensure readiness or the three future tasks (as a formator, teacher/catechist, and school manager/principal).
d. Integrating courses (I): experiences that involve students in the integration of concepts, analytical processes, principles and practices for analyzing, synthesis and direct application.
Additional Requirements for AB Theology:
The following courses are to be cross-enrolled by students who would wish to proceed to the AB Theology program. They may complete these courses in the UST Faculty of Philosophy or in the other departments of the University. For valid reasons, they may cross-enroll these courses in Universities / Colleges outside UST. In the case of students with Tertiary education prior to their entry into the program, their completion of the same courses in their former College program will be credited for their AB Theology degree.
Note: Students under the UST-ITF program would have to follow the policies of the civil faculties of the University (c/o Registrar’s Office) regarding the requirements for the conferral of the degree and honors.