Field Education at North Park
Field education is a companion to your classroom work at North Park Theological Seminary. These experiences give further context to studies, help you develop maturity in interpersonal relationships in a ministry context, provide practice in communication skills, develop your insights into ministry organization and procedure, and enable you to discover areas to grow in while strengthening a sense of Christian vocation. Field education requirements differ for each degree but may include:
- Vocational excellence
- Internship residency
- Cultural Competency Module (CCM)
- Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
- Theological Reflection Module (TRM)
Find out what field education requirements are part of your degree program, and then read the field education course descriptions for more details. These requirements are effective for students entering in the Fall of 2011. If you began your studies prior to this semester, please review your requirements and contact the field education office with any questions.
All degree-seeking Seminary students should schedule an appointment with the field education department early in their program to discuss and plan the course of their field education components. You must have a plan in place before undergoing the Degree Candidacy evaluation, which usually occurs in the second semester of your program.