Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) brings theological students and ministers of all faiths into supervised encounters with persons in crisis in order to develop pastoral identity and skills. Certified supervisors guide CPE students in theological reflection on their ministry experiences.

Academic credit in either the Master of Divinity or Doctor of Ministry program may be earned for CPE (SM610)


Essential Elements:

  • Practical experience with an Action-Reflection learning model.
  • Pastoral supervision by a certified supervisor.
  • A small group of peers in a common learning experience.