Continuing Education Certificate in Anglican Foundations
To help continuing education and local formation students structure their programs, we offer a Continuing Education Certificate in Anglican Foundations. These courses are offered regularly to enable the student to complete the program in a timely fashion. The suggested courses include:
- Anglican Bible
- What We Believe: Introduction to Anglican Theology
- Introduction to the Old Testament or any elective in the Old Testament
- Introduction to the New Testament or any elective in the New Testament
- Introduction to Liturgics or Introduction to the Book of Common Prayer
- Facing Choices: Ethics in the Anglican Tradition
- Wisdom for Mission Today: Introduction to Church History or Church History: From Reformation to Episcopal Church
- Any additional elective
These eight courses are intended to be flexible and provide both a grounding in Anglican ethos and in Christian thought history. If courses needed for your program are not offered in a timely fashion, the CALL program will work with you to provide a substitute.
What is required of you as a student in this program? Each course you complete will gain you 2 Continuing Education Units, which many dioceses require. Regardless of whether or not your diocese expects you to earn CEUs, as a student enrolled in one of the Online Continuing Education Certificate Programs, you will be held to the same requirements as students who must earn CEUs. This means you must: a) complete a final integrative assignment and b) participate in the weekly online discussions.
- Final Integrative Assignment The instructor will assign an appropriate project or paper that he or she feels will demonstrate your ability to integrate the new information, knowledge and experience from the class and how it applies to your life of faith. There will be no grade given but each instructor will provide feedback on your project for your purposes.
- Participation in Weekly Online Discussions Perhaps the most challenging aspect of online education is of developing community – a group of people who learn with and from one another. CALL's instructors work hard at encouraging and enabling community because they understand that people most often learn from how others take in the information. Therefore, weekly participation in online discussions is required. The instructor will monitor this but each student is responsible for being both courageous in offering their own interpretations and responses as well as encouraging and supportive of other students in the course. Participating in discussion therefore not only means that you post something each week, but that you take the time to read what other people post and respond thoughtfully and appropriately to what they have to say.
Time Commitment : CALL instructors design each course anticipating that you will devote a minimum of 3 hours/week between reading the materials and participating in the discussions. Often, instructors are able to work with you if you have vacation planned so please ask to talk with the instructor before deciding that you cannot participate.
In the event that CALL cannot provide required courses in a timely manner due to unforeseen course cancelations, CALL will work with the student to find a suitable substitute for the course.
Enrolling in the Online Continuing Education Certificate Program