The Certificate in Episcopal and Anglican Studies enables MDiv students seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church or another church in the Anglican Communion to certify their preparation for ordination. Participation in the certificate program requires that a student be a postulant or have the written permission of his or her bishop. The certificate is 33 hours in length, and certification requires the following:
- DS531. History and Polity of the Episcopal Church (3 hours)
- DS533. Anglican Theologians (3 hours)
- DS534. Episcopal Prayer Book (3 hours)
- W622. Practica in Liturgical Leadership: Services of the Word and Baptism (1 hour)*
- W623. Practica in Liturgical Leadership: Eucharist (1 hour)*
- W624. Practica in Liturgical Leadership: Weddings, Funerals and Services of Confirmation (1 hour)
- Course in Liturgical/Sacramental Theology (3 hours), as determined by the Director of Episcopal Studies. (usually HCIW669)*
- Course in Pre-Reformation Theology (3 hours), as determined by the Director of Episcopal Studies. (Examples: HT609, HT623 or HT625)
- Supervised placement each semester
- CE551ANGa (3 hours)
- CE551ANGb (2 hours)
- CE552ANGa/b (3 hours each semester)
- CE553ANGR (2 hours each semester): participation by students, faculty, and supervising parish priests in a weekly reflection seminar
With approval of the director of Episcopal and Anglican Studies, a student may petition to complete the first year Placement/Integrative Seminar with CE551 a/b and MDiv 505.
*Because in combination with HC/W669 (or equivalent) they fulfill both the practical and academic requirements for an Introductory Arts of Ministry course, W622/623/624 will fulfill 3 of the 6 hours of Introductory Arts of Ministry Common Requirement for the MDiv program for students in the Episcopal and Anglican Studies Certificate.
How to Enroll
Those wishing to enroll for the Episcopal and Anglican Studies certificate must first be accepted and registered for classes in Candler’s MDiv degree program, and typically be an aspirant or postulant under the supervision of a bishop or obtain the written permission of a bishop. (Students should consult with a bishop before applying to Candler. However with permission of the Director, students without Holy orders may enroll as well.) Those preparing for ordained parish ministry under the supervision of a bishop may enroll in the Episcopal and Anglican Studies Certificate program in conjunction with the MDiv degree. All academic courses in the program are open to any Candler student.
For further information, please contact John Thompson-Quartey Director of the Episcopal and Anglican Studies Program.
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