2022 Western Jurisdiction Course of Study

November 18, 2021 | by Admin

2022 Western Jurisdiction Course of Study


The Western Jurisdiction Course of Study is the basic five-year theological education program of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry taught by faculty from Claremont who are leaders in their field from across the Western Jurisdiction.  

Attending a UMC licensing school is the first step toward becoming a licensed local pastor. While the exact scheduling format varies by region, all schools are required to have a minimum of 80 contact hours with students. In this time, local pastor candidates receive clergy mentors, are assessed for basic skills and receive instruction in pastoral competencies and Methodist tradition.

Following licensing school, the Basic Five-Year Course of Study is a year-round experiential and classroom learning process. This process assumes cooperation between the instructors in the Course of Study Schools and the clergy mentors in the annual conferences.

Each Regional Course of Study school offers all 20 courses of the Basic Five-Year COS and seeks to meet the needs of both the full-time and part-time local pastors.   

The 2022 Western Jurisdiction Regional Course of Study school Winter/Spring Session 1 begins on January 17th and registration deadline is December 15th 2021.

Click here to learn more and register.