“Teach-out” of the M.A. in Pastoral Theology (Venice Diocese)
In September 2011, the Department of Theology and Philosophy began to “teach-out” the Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology in Venice, Fl. Applications to the program will no longer be processed or accepted.
Students who are currently matriculated in the program at the Blessed Edmund Rice School in the Venice Diocese are being given the full opportunity to complete the degree within the already established time limit for each student’s program of study. Mark Wedig, OP, PhD, Chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy, and Sr. Gloria Schaab, SSJ, PhD, Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Philosophy, are working with Andrea Molinari, PhD, Director of the MA in Pastoral Theology, and Rice School faculty to accommodate the course needs of the current student body.
Barry President Sr. Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, informed Bishop Frank Dewane of the Diocese of Venice, Fl, that the University would conduct the teach-out. Both accrediting bodies, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) were informed of this decision and presented with delineated plans for the “teach-out.”