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Institute of Pastoral Studies

Certificate Programs

The Institute for Pastoral Studies (IPS), in partnership with the Seminary Consortium on Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE), has two accredited certificate training programs, offering specializations in the following areas:

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Community Development
Certificate in Congregational-based Community Development

In addition, IPS offers the following certificate program: 

Certificate in Social Justice

The curriculum is intentionally designed in direct consultation with the “best practices” of community-based organizations. Each area of specialization contains five accredited courses that build sequentially to advance knowledge and skill development.  Students will be required to successfully complete all five courses in order to receive a certificate. The certificate programs are specifically designed for the following: 1) students who have completed an undergraduate degree but are uncertain as to the graduate program they want to pursue; 2) students in graduate programs who wish to add an advanced certificate in social justice or community development to their degree, and 3) professionals already working in the field that want a graduate-level credential.

Certificate in Fundamentals of Community Development

 
This graduate certificate program provides working knowledge in the various areas of community development as it is practiced today.  As such, it provides a solid basis for further exploration of any area of interest related to community building, community organizing or community housing, economic or sustainable development. This program is open to students who have completed undergraduate degrees.


Five courses comprise this certificate program:

 Certificate in Congregation-based Community Development

This graduate certificate program provides working knowledge for those in a congregational setting that seek to undertake community transformation, especially in under-resourced communities.  Developed in consultation with congregational leaders involved in community development, this certificate is ideal for those seeking to restore urban communities.  . This program is open to students who have completed undergraduate degrees.

Five courses comprise this certificate program:

 Certificate in Social Justice

This graduate certificate program prepares people for faith-based leadership in social advocacy, community and labor organizing, and systemic social change. The program combines theoretical and practical learning in social justice and activism. . This program is open to students who have completed undergraduate degrees.

Five courses comprise this certificate program:

Students wishing to work toward any of the three certificates should seek admission to the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Development Program at IPS and specify their interest in obtaining a certificate. Admission requirements for the Certificates are the same as those for the MASJCD.  

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