CALL's online courses are offered throughout the year and are designed so that you can participate at your own pace and at your own time.
Each course is 7 weeks, each week a separate lesson. Continuing Education Units are offered at the rate of 2 CEUs per course. Students from across The Episcopal Church and beyond join experienced online instructors in creating a classroom environment of respect and mutual learning.
$200 Standard Rate
$175 Association of Episcopal Deacons Rate
CALL has developed two series, making it possible for students to focus their study in a programmatic way. Each series will enable students to receive an Online Continuing Education Certificate.
Students must enroll in the program by completing a very brief Enrollment Form and then completing the listed courses for that series in no particular order.
Formerly known simply as Anglican Studies, this program has been CALL's core curriculum of study in continuing education for years. Designed by the CDSP faculty to provide fundamental Anglican education in six areas of religious study, the Essential Anglican Studies Program gives students just that – the essentials of basic Anglican ethos and practice. Instructors in this program include CDSP faculty as well as experienced lay members and clergy in the Episcopal Church, most of whom have extensive online teaching experience. Check the Online Course Descriptions for CEUs page for more information on these courses. Not all courses are offered every year.
For those students who want to continue to do more in depth work in Anglican Studies, CALL offers the Online Continuing Education Certificate in Advanced Anglican Studies. This program has been offered for a number of years and upon reviewing it, CALL has altered the design to make this a more flexible program for the student. These courses are often taught by faculty of other schools and seminaries, giving the student a wider exposure to the Christian tradition. All courses that qualify for this program will be designated as such on the Online Course Descriptions for CEUs page of the website.
Students enrolled in this program will be required to complete six courses in four combined areas of study listed below. No more than two courses in any single area of study will qualify toward requirements for the certificate. These areas of study are:
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.
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.
If you would like to enroll in the Online Continuing Education Certificate Program, please email CALL. You will be asked to submit a very short Enrollment Form that will help us to understand your learning goals.
How do I register if my diocese/parish is paying for my tuition?
Register as normal and when asked for the payment type, choose 'check.' Inform your diocese/parish that they must put your name on the check or send your name in a separate note with the check to the following address:
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
2451 Ridge Rd
Berkeley, CA 94709
If the registration deadline is past, can I still register?
How much time do I need to be able to give to the class each week? To earn 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), you need a minimum of 20 hours of contact time. Over the course of a 7-week class, this is approximately 3 hours per week. However, as you become engaged in the materials you may find yourself spending more time.
What times do the classes meet during the week? All of CALL's online classes are asynchronous which means that none of the classes 'meet' at particular times. The instructors post lectures (in the form of essays) each week along with readings and discussion questions. You work at your own pace throughout the week to complete the readings and respond to the discussion questions in written form in the forum. Some instructors plan additional activities that may include conference calls or online chats. These are always enhancements to help people learn and never a part of the requirements of the class.
Don't I need to have a video camera on my computer to do an online class? No. Since the class doesn't 'meet,' there is no need for a video camera. You will only be asked to post a picture of yourself as a part of a profile.
If I work odd hours, can I still take the class? Yes. The work is assigned on a weekly basis and you work at your own pace over the week to complete it.
Do I have to download any software? You will need to access the internet and download and read .pdf files. If you can do that, you do not need to download any software. CALL houses all the course information on a server (called Moodle) that you will log into from your computer via an internet browser. The internet browsers we recommend are either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
What does class participation look like? Most class participation is in the form of discussion forums. These forums begin with written discussion questions offered up by the instructor to which you will be asked to post responses to the questions as well as respond to the posts of other students in the class.
How much access will I have to the instructor? Instructors are available by email and by phone to answer your questions. Many instructors keep office hours, much like university professors.
Do I interact with the other people in the class? CALL instructors encourage interaction amongst their students and would prefer to have you read each other’s posts and respond to them, encouraging and challenging one another through the course as you would in a regular classroom.
Is there a grade? How are CEUs distributed? The minimum participation required for an instructor to grant Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to a student is: regular participation in the weekly discussion forums and a completion of a final integrative project. The instructor will offer feedback on this project and will release a CEU certificate for you. You can then print the certificate on your own printer from the Moodle server.