The Course of Study School educates and trains local pastors in The United Methodist Church. To be admitted, students must be certified candidates for ordained ministry, have completed the requirements for license as a local pastor, have been tested in language skills proficiency through a process determined by the annual conference, and received endorsement of the annual conference Board of Ordained Ministry.
The five-year Course of Study School is conducted in two, two-week modules each summer for part-time and full-time local pastors. Successful completion of both modules fulfills one year of study. Course of Study is also offered throughout the year in a variety of modules for part-time local pastors only, visit the Saturday Course of Study page for more information. After completion of the Course of Study program students are eligible to apply for the Advanced Course of Study School.
The Course of Study School at Emory is sponsored by The United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council, and Candler School of Theology. For further information contact Michelle Levan, assistant director, at 404.727.4587.
Michelle Levan, Assistant Director
Candler School of Theology
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322