SUPERVISED MINISTRY: Dates & Times as noted Supervised Ministry (All sections: Moodle Course Activation Key: smnall)

Prof: Nancy Fields Meets at Riverside Church Rm. 411 (Break-outs: 320, 321 & 323) Supervised Ministry: 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/1 (9:30 am - 1 pm)
SMN1002: Supervised Ministry 1; 2 Cr. (Yr. C, Required)

The first year of a two-year sequence, Supervised Ministry is intended to deepen students' learning in ministry in both the ministry setting and the seminary context. Students will choose a ministry setting in which they can work with a qualified on-site advisor. This first year will be done normally in Year C of the curriculum. Students will be placed in ministry/advisement groups directed by a Faculty Advisor.

SMN2002: Supervised Ministry 2; 2 Cr. (Yr. C, Required)

SMN3002: Supervised Ministry 3; 2 Cr. (Yr. D, Required)

The second-year sequence follows the same pattern as the first. Students will work in a ministry setting with a qualified on-site advisor, develop learning contracts, and be part of a ministry/advisement group directed by a Faculty Advisor. The second year normally is done in Year D of the curriculum. The second year will focus on an action project designed, implemented, and evaluated by ministry/advisement groups.

SMN4002: Supervised Ministry 4; 2 Cr. (Yr. D, Required)


(All sections: Moodle Course Activation Key: cpeall)

Prof. Nancy Fields Permission from Dr. Fields required before registration

Non-Credit: Unit 1 (CPE1010); Unit 2 (CPE2010); Unit 3 (CPE3010); Unit 4 (CPE4010)
Credit (NYTS current students):
Unit 1 (SMN4012); Unit 2 (SMN4022); Unit 3 (SMN4032); Unit 4 (SMN4042)

FALL UNIT MEETING DATES: (at NYTS Room 500; 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)

  1. 2018:  Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

  2. 2019:  Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9

Many students and pastors have found great benefit in their participation in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Students that are interested are encouraged to consider the importance of clinical practice in ministry to their vocational plans. Some denominations require CPE for ordination or endorsement for ministry. The Association of Professional Chaplains requires CPE for certification as a chaplain.

Clinical Pastoral Education is interfaith professional education for ministry. CPE is an experience-based form of learning that is often called “action/reflection.” It brings theological students and ministers of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounters with persons in crisis, for example, in a local hospital, or retirement community. Out of an intense involvement with persons in need, and the feedback from peers and teachers, students develop new awareness of themselves as persons and of the needs of those to whom they minister.

NYTS is offering this ministry training. Our course is accredited as a full unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, meeting the standards of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) through our satellite contract with Norwalk Hospital. Upon successful completion of this course and with the recommendation of the intern's supervisor, the certification of this unit is registered with the ACPE. This course is fully accredited as theological education by member seminaries of the ACPE.

We also will grant credit to those taking CPE to fulfill Supervised Ministry and Capstone project internship requirements. See the Registrar for current policies in this regard. Also, the Director of Supervised Ministry is available to answer your questions about CPE and its place in your ministry development and your degree program. Prior to the admission into CPE program, the submission of completed ACPE application and interview are required.







Supervised Ministry is designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate their seminary experience in the context of ministry in the congregation and/or other approved ministry sites.