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Course SummaryRefresh your teaching style by taking our World Religions for Teachers: Professional Development course. In just a few weeks, watch our video lessons and take the self-assessment quizzes to complete the course and earn professional development credits.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your religion teaching license with World Religions for Teachers. Brush up on world religions topics so you can better teach history, anthropology, and other topics involving religion. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn religion credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about bygone and current religions.
- Check your knowledge of things like Hinduism and Judaism with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert religion instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel World Religions exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. UExcel credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
World Religions for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- History and anthropology teachers who want to brush up on world religions
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging world religions videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a world religions unit or course
- Aspiring religion teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make world religions easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert religion instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review world religions terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn religion credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Western Civilization to 1648 for Teachers, Sociology for Teachers, and World Conflicts Since 1900 for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in world religions as well as anthropology, history, geography, and other related topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete World Religions for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Bygone Religions (theories on the origins of religion, mystery cults, Greek myth and religion, Roman myth and religion)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||World Religion: Hinduism (the origins of Hinduism, the Vedas, Hindu deities, Hindu castes)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||World Religion: Buddhism (nirvana, gender equality, non-violence)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||World Religion: Confucianism (ethics and rituals, the evils of man, Confucianism and women)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||World Religion: Taoism (the origins of Taoism, the texts of Taoism, Taoist sects, Taoist alchemy)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||World Religion: Islam (Muhammad, the Qur'an, Sharia law, off-shoots of Islam)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||World Religion: Judaism (difference between polytheism and monotheism, Jewish denominations, Jewish holidays and rituals)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||World Religion: Christianity (early Christian ties to Judaism, early critics of Christ, the Great Crusades, religious reform in Switzerland)|
|Day 9||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for world religions|
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