Field Education Courses
The field education component of each Seminary degree is completed through the following courses. North Park Theological Seminary recognizes these elements as essential in preparation for ministry. Requirements for field education vary with each master's degree. Please review the requirements as part of your educational planning.
Required for all degree-seeking students, this is a week-long intensive course that focuses on issues of vocational identity and healthy professional patterns. This course should be taken in your first year. Read more
An internship can be one of your most important Seminary experiences as you discern your gifts and call to ministry. Your internship should include a broad range of ministry experiences which align with your vocational aspirations. Degree programs vary in their requirements for this field education experience. Read more
Required for all degree-seeking students, the cultural competence module (CCM) is designed to help students develop cross-cultural knowledge, skills, and sensitivity. Read more
Clinical pastoral education (CPE) is supervised education usually in a clinical setting or a ministry that provide services to a population in crisis (hospital, hospice, urban ministries, etc.). North Park Theological Seminary highly values the CPE experience, and recommends it for any student pursuing a call to congregational, chaplaincy, and many other ministry settings. Read more
The TRM provides an important opportunity for processing field education experiences and receiving peer feedback as you make your final preparations to begin vocational ministry. Read more