Supervised Ministry Dates: Feb. 16; Mar. 16; Apr. 13; May 11 (9:30 am-1:30 pm)
Prof. Nancy Fields 411 (Break-Out rooms: 320, 321 & 323)

Moodle Course Activation Key (all sections): smnall

SMN1002: Supervised Ministry 1: 2 Cr. (Yr. C, Required)

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

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

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


Non-Credit (Unit fee/per Unit: $1200; $25 application fee): CPE1010 (Unit 1); CPE2010 (Unit 2); CPE3010 (Unit 3); CPE4010 (Unit 4)

For Credit (NYTS current students: tuition plus Unit fee): SMN4012 (Unit 1); SMN4022 (Unit 2); SMN4032 (Unit 3); SMN4042 (Unit 4)

Prof. Nancy Fields
Meets: Saturdays (9:30am-3:30pm); NYTS Rm. 500 Conference Rooms

Feb: 23
Mar: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr: 6, 13, 27
May: 4, 11, 25
Jun: 1, 8, 15

Moodle Course Activation Key (all sections): cpeall

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.