Clinical Pastoral Education

Students taking Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) engage in the practice of emotional, spiritual, and pastoral care in clinical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities, or prisons. CPE course credits fulfill the agency/institutional requirement for M.Div. or Dual degree programs. To discern your supervised ministry options, consult with your denominational representative and your instructor. Students may take CPE as free electives or CITW199 community engagement or interfaith requirements.

Degree Requirements

CPE functions as one of the supervised ministry course options. To discern your supervised ministry options, consult with your denominational representative and your instructor.

CPE PROGRAMS

To identify an accredited CPE program, go to the ACPE directory

STUDENT CHECKLIST

Have you

  • contacted your CPM/BOOM or judicatory representative concerning CPE requirements?
  • consulted with your supervised ministry instructor concerning your CPE plans prior to applying a CPE program?
  • Have you applied to the CPE program?
  • Have you checked for the CPE course designated ad carefully reviewed the course overlap form?

REGISTRATION

Registration Process:
  • Submit your acceptance letter from the CPE provider to your instructor.
  • The seminary pays CPE tuition charged by the CPE provider. Students pay the tuition for the academic CPE course only!
  • Consult with your instructor so you can register for the appropriate course unit.
  • Register in SONIS.

FORMS REQUIRED

  • Acceptance Letter and CPE Invoice