Education System in Vatican City

 EducationSchool/LevelGrade FromGrade ToAge FromAge ToYearsNotes
Post-secondaryPost-Secondary Teacher Training    4 
VocationalGraduate Teacher Training    1 
VocationalHigher Education Teacher Training    1 
TertiaryBaccalaureate    2First Cycle: Baccalaureato in Diritto Canonico- 2 years (Baccalaureate in Canon Law / Roman Catholic Church Law), Baccalaureatoin Filosofia - 2 years (Baccalaureate in Philosophy), Baccalaureato in Teologia - 3 years (Baccalaureate in Theology), Baccalaureato in Scienze Religiose - 3 years (Baccalaureate in Religious Science)
TertiaryLicentiate    2Second Cycle: Licenza in Diritto Canonico - 3 years (Licentiate in Canon Law), Licenza in Filosofia - 2 years (Licentiate in Philosophy), Licenza in Teologia - 2 years(Licentiate in Theology), Licenza in Scienze Religiose - 2 years (Licentiate in Religious Science)
TertiaryDoctorate    2Third Cycle: Dottorato in Diritto Canonico (Doctorate in Canon Law), Dottorato in Filosofia (Doctorate in Philosophy), Dottorato in Teologia (Doctorate in Theology), Giurisprudenza inDiritto Canonico (Jurisprudence in Theology), Diploma in Teologia Pastorale (Pastoral Theology Diploma)

Primary Education

Rules for celibacy dictate that Vatican City remains an education provider, as opposed to one requiring education Vatican City Educationfor its children. In fact there is little room for schools at all within its 44 hectares comprising churches and administration buildings. Moreover, with a population of just 800 people, this would be hardly justified with so many fine facilities in Rome beyond its walls.

Vatican City does however host 64 education institutions elsewhere in greater Rome, and in many other places almost anywhere else in the world. Typically, the curricula there reflect national policies, although faith instruction always has a role too. These days, a secular society is making the role of religion less popular in education, although what would happen were catholic schools to close in poorer countries is difficult to contemplate.

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