Certificate of Study
Learners may be awarded for-credit certificates attesting to completion of short programs of study. Students in this category may be studying at the behest of an ELCA synod overseeing their preparation for ordination because their MDiv degrees were/will be earned at non-ELCA seminaries (Lutheran Year Affiliated students). Others are studying at the behest of an ELCA synod despite not having the educational background normally required for entrance to a degree program (TEEM). Others, notably some international students, are engaged in study for the enrichment of both the student and the student’s program of study in the home country, even though the study here may not be applicable to a degree elsewhere. Other students may pursue non-degree learning for personal enrichment.
Additionally, non-credit certificate study is available both through the TEEM program and through the Certificate offerings of the Urban Theological Institute.