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Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E.)
M.Div. students considering professional chaplaincy, pursuing ordination, or seeking an environment in which to develop practical skills in ecumenical and interfaith ministry are encouraged to complete one or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) during their seminary program. Each unit is 400 hours, usually in a hospital setting. It may be full-time over a summer internship or part-time during the academic year. Students are admitted for their first unit of CPE normally after a minimum of one year of theological education. One unit of CPE will fulfill four of the five Field Education credits required for the M.Div. degree.
Students should note that UTS cannot guarantee placements in CPE programs, which are selective in their admissions. Students may negotiate their path through CPE by consulting the Field Education Director and by visiting the website of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.