Field Education Courses
Each master’s degree at North Park Theological Seminary includes a Field Education component as a companion to your academic coursework. We believe these are essential elements in your preparation for vocational ministry. The requirements vary by degree, but, at minimum, all students will take Vocational Excellence and complete a cultural competency module.
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 that align with your vocational aspirations. Degree programs vary in their requirements for this Field Education experience. Learn more.
Clinical pastoral education (CPE) is a supervised experience that typically occurs in a clinical setting where you will encounter individuals in crisis. This may be a hospital, hospice, or urban ministry site, depending on your goals and call to ministry. This valuable educational experience is recommended for anyone that is pursuing a call to congregational ministry or chaplaincy. Learn more.
The theological reflection module (TRM) provides an important opportunity for processing your Field Education and other ministry experiences. You’ll also receive valuable peer and faculty feedback as you make your final preparations to begin vocational ministry. Learn more.