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  • Clinical Pastoral Education - Curriculum

    Programs and Dates

    Level I Part-time Extended Unit

    Our Intern Program, part-time during the academic year, enables clergy, seminarians, or qualified lay persons to engage in spiritual care education while maintaining a limited schedule of school or work. Class time is four to five hours per week, with eight hours of clinical work per week, and two overnight on-call shifts per month.

    Level II Full-time Residency

    Our year-long Residency Program enables CPE students to earn three units of CPE at a manageable pace, while receiving a stipend and employee benefits. The program allows students to prepare for professional chaplaincy certification and/or chaplaincy positions, or congregational work while working full-time (with overnight and weekend on-call shifts) as a CPE student/ resident chaplain.

    Supervisory Education

    Our SIT Program works in conjunction with the Eastern Pennsylvania Institute for Pastoral Supervision, to prepare a student to become a CPE Supervisor. No positions are available at this time.

    2016-2017 Program Dates

    Part-time Extended Unit Internship: September 21, 2016 - June 7, 2017

    Class time: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Full-time Residency: August 29, 2016 - August 31, 2017