Continuing Education Certificates

CALL has developed two series, making it possible for students to focus their study in a programmatic way. Each series will enable students to receive an Online Continuing Education Certificate.

Students must enroll in the program by completing a very brief Enrollment Form and then completing the listed courses for that series in no particular order.

Essential Anglican Studies

Formerly known simply as Anglican Studies, this program has been CALL's core curriculum of study in continuing education for years. Designed by the CDSP faculty to provide fundamental Anglican education in six areas of religious study, the Essential Anglican Studies Program gives students just that – the essentials of basic Anglican ethos and practice. Instructors in this program include CDSP faculty as well as experienced lay members and clergy in the Episcopal Church, most of whom have extensive online teaching experience. Check the Online Course Descriptions for CEUs page for more information on these courses. Not all courses are offered every year.

  • The Anglican Approach to the Bible – offered Fall 2014
  • Facing Choices: Ethics in the Anglican Tradition – offered Winter 2015
  • What We Believe: Theology in the Anglican Tradition – offered Winter 2015
  • Governance in the Episcopal Church - offered Spring 2015
  • Introduction to Anglican Liturgy – offered Summer 2015

Advanced Anglican Studies

For those students who want to continue to do more in depth work in Anglican Studies, CALL offers the Online Continuing Education Certificate in Advanced Anglican Studies. This program has been offered for a number of years and upon reviewing it, CALL has altered the design to make this a more flexible program for the student. These courses are often taught by faculty of other schools and seminaries, giving the student a wider exposure to the Christian tradition. All courses that qualify for this program will be designated as such on the Online Course Descriptions for CEUs page of the website.

Students enrolled in this program will be required to complete six courses in four combined areas of study listed below. No more than two courses in any single area of study will qualify toward requirements for the certificate. These areas of study are:

  • Area 1: Worship/Spirituality
  • Area 2: History/Theology
  • Area 3: Ministry/Ethics
  • Area 4: Scripture

What is required of you as a student in this program?
 Each course you complete will gain you 2 Continuing Education Units, which many dioceses require. Regardless of whether or not your diocese expects you to earn CEUs, as a student enrolled in one of the Online Continuing Education Certificate Programs, you will be held to the same requirements as students who must earn CEUs. This means you must: a) complete a final integrative assignment and b) participate in the weekly online discussions.

  • Final Integrative Assignment
 The instructor will assign an appropriate project or paper that he or she feels will demonstrate your ability to integrate the new information, knowledge and experience from the class and how it applies to your life of faith. There will be no grade given but each instructor will provide feedback on your project for your purposes.
  • Participation in Weekly Online Discussions
 Perhaps the most challenging aspect of online education is of developing community – a group of people who learn with and from one another. CALL’s instructors work hard at encouraging and enabling community because they understand that people most often learn from how others take in the information. Therefore, weekly participation in online discussions is required. The instructor will monitor this but each student is responsible for being both courageous in offering their own interpretations and responses as well as encouraging and supportive of other students in the course. Participating in discussion therefore not only means that you post something each week, but that you take the time to read what other people post and respond thoughtfully and appropriately to what they have to say.

Time Commitment
 CALL instructors design each course anticipating that you will devote a minimum of 3 hours/week between reading the materials and participating in the discussions. Often, instructors are able to work with you if you have vacation planned so please ask to talk with the instructor before deciding that you cannot participate.

In the event that CALL cannot provide required courses in a timely manner due to unforeseen course cancelations, CALL will work with the student to find a suitable substitute for the course.

Enrolling in the Online Continuing Education Certificate Program

If you would like to enroll in the Online Continuing Education Certificate Program, please email CALL. You will be asked to submit a very short Enrollment Form that will help us to understand your learning goals.

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