Five Year Basic Course of Study
|The Course of Study is a five-year curriculum with four courses each year. It is offered at regional Course of Study schools each summer on the campuses of eight United Methodist seminaries. Most courses are offered in a two-week module that allows both full-time and part-time local pastors to attend.
Many of the regional schools have extension centers for part-time local pastors only. The extension centers usually offer courses in a two-week or three-week format, which allows bi-vocational local pastors to participate without taking extensive time away from their work or families.
Students who are unable to attend any of these schools may, with the permission of the Board of Ordained Ministry, take up to four of their courses through the correspondence curriculum provided by the Division of Ordained Ministry.
Course of Study Basic Five-Year Curriculum