As an MDiv student, Field Education will be an important component of your MDiv degree program. You must complete one internship or one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education to meet your minimum field education requirement. However, you may wish to pursue a more robust field education plan, combining multiple field education experiences.
Below are the steps to follow to design your unique field education plan:
Any accredited Clinical Pastoral Education program, including the SFTS curriculum-based CPE program, is eligible to be considered an approved field education site for a SFTS intern. If you are considering a church, nonprofit, or other ministry setting, you will want to look for the following qualities:
Access to a supportive mentor who will serve as your supervisor. This supervisor must be an ordained minister as laid out in the Supervisor Information Packet.
Those in a denominational ordination process would be wise to gain approval for the internship from the denominational governing body first. Failure to do so will not disqualify the site as a possibility for the SFTS program but may result in extra work for the student.
Internship Information Packet
2021-22 Field Education Syllabus
Supervisor Information Packet
Supervised Practice Ministry Agreement Form
First Internship Evaluation Form
Mid-Internship Evaluation Form
Final Internship Evaluation Form
Assessment of Intern Supervisor Form
Sermon Evaluation Form
Service of Recognition Form