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2015-2016 CPS On-Campus Certificate in Pastoral Studies Course Listing (DPCL)

The Certificate in Pastoral Studies (C.P.S.) is a 36 credit, continuing education version of the Master of Pastoral Studies degree program. All courses are taken for continuing education credits (CEUs), at the current continuing education tuition rate at LIM. In pursuing the Certificate in Pastoral Studies, students select a focus area and follow the same overall curriculum as candidates for the Master of Pastoral Studies degree. Certificate requirements consist of:

CEU or “certificate” students receive continuing education units as defined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Three CEUs are granted for each course in the program and are recorded on a Loyola CEU transcript. These are kept in the permanent records of the Office of Student Records.

Full participation in the learning group’s activities and reading assignments are required of CEU students. Papers, examinations, or other work assigned for evaluation of graduate students in common curriculum courses are not required by Loyola of CEU students, except as specifically required in the focus area courses. For the focus area courses, CEU students must submit special CEU written assignments. All CEU students who successfully complete the 36-hour program will be granted a Certificate of Pastoral Studies; Pastoral Care students complete 37 hours.

Theological Core Courses: 18 CEUs
LIMC E703 Introduction to Practical Theology 3 CEUs
LIMC E711 Jewish Roots of Christian Faith (Old Testament) 3 CEUs
LIMC E712 Christian Origins (New Testament) 3 CEUs
LIMC E714 Grace, Christ, and Spirit 3 CEUs
LIMC E722 Church, Sacraments, and Liturgy 3 CEUs
LIMC E704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics 3 CEUs

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Focus Area Courses: 12 CEUs
Christian Spirituality for Ministry
LIMC E827 Spirituality for Ministers 3 CEUs
LIMC E828 History of Christian Spirituality 3 CEUs
LIMC E861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization 3 CEUs
Digital Culture and Ministry
LIMC E826 Digital Media and Ministry 3 CEUs
LIMC E885 Religious Communication 3 CEUs
Marketplace Ministry
LIMC E819 Spirituality and the Theology of Work 3 CEUs
LIMC E820 Ministry in the Marketplace 3 CEUs
LIMC E861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization 3 CEUs
Pastoral Care
LIMC E849 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 3 CEUs
CNSL A830 Counseling Theories 3 CEUs
CNSL A835 Counseling Practice 3 CEUs
CNSL A836 Individual Counseling Skills Lab 1 CEU
LIMC E897 Practicum: Clinical Pastoral Training (CPT) 2 CEUs
Pastoral Life and Administration
LIMC E844 Parish Life and Ministry 3 CEUs
LIMC E861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization 3 CEUs
LIMC E845 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry 3 CEUs
Religion and Ecology
LIMC E813 The Universe as Divine Manifestation 3 CEUs
LIMC E814 The Emergent Universe: Our Sacred Story 3 CEUs
LIMC E861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization 3 CEUs
Youth Ministry
LIMC E870 Foundations of Youth Ministry 3 CEUs
LIMC E876 Adolescent Spirituality and Methods of Faith Development 3 CEUs
LIMC E861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization 3 CEUs
Individualized Program
Two Focus Area Courses (in consultation with advisor) 6 CEUs
LIMC E861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization 3 CEUs

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Elective Courses: 6 CEUs  
Normally two other focus area courses to be selected by student in consultation with advisor.  View course descriptions » 6 CEUs

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Capstone Course: 3 CEUs
LIMC E886 Pastoral and Educational Praxis 3 CEUs

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