Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM)

CDSP has partnered with Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) in Berkeley to offer an Episcopal version of the Lutheran seminary's theological education program that combines residential on-campus learning with independent guided study.
For almost 20 years, the Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) program has provided a method of contextual learning for both rural and urban communities.

The program’s hallmark is its unique structure that delivers theological education outside traditional academic venues, enabling contextual learning.  TEEM students study at home with an assigned mentor and access to seminary faculty. These students inform their learning by exercising contextual ministry under the guidance of a site supervisor. Three times a year, Episcopal TEEM students travel to Berkeley for intensive classes with seminary faculty – twice in cohort with Lutherans at PLTS and once in a two-week “Anglican Immersion” in July with Episcopalians at CDSP.

TEEM is specifically designed for those who will minister in traditionally under-served communities in rural and urban settings, perhaps with minority populations.  The program involves local study with a mentor, supervised ministry in the student's own community, short-term residential classes in Berkeley each semester and in the summer. Applicants to this program must be approved by their bishop and arrangements for mentors and supervisors will be made in conjunction with the applicant’s diocesan office.

Schedule and Tuition
The program year begins each fall with a Fall Intensive.  Students must enroll no later than May 31 to be considered for the next academic year. There are three years of study following this pattern:

Fall Intensive                   October
Winter Intensive                        February
Anglican Immersion                  July

The TEEM tuition for 2012-2013 is $4,000.  For more information, or to apply, call 510-204-0704, or e-mail





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