Course of Study Office

Mailing Address
Garrett-Evangelical
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Timothy R. Eberhart
Director Course of Study
847-866-3972
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Marigene Chamberlain
Directora Académica Vida estudiantil y formación para el ECE
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Diana Ahn
Administrative Coordinator 
847-866-3942
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Academic Affairs

Mailing Address
Garrett-Evangelical
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3903
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Course of Study

Welcome to the Course of Study School at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  Our goal is to educate and form bold local pastoral leaders to serve vital congregations for the flourishing of the world God so loves. 

Following the five-ycourse of studyear program established by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, the Course of Study School at Garrett-Evangelical offers quality theological training for both English and Spanish speaking students in a multi-cultural community of learning and spiritual formation. 

We offer classes in a residential environment on the beautiful campus of Garrett-Evangelical near Northwestern University, where our students walk along the shores of Lake Michigan, stroll through shops in downtown Evanston, and ride a train into the heart of Chicago.

The dates for the 2014 English School are July 13-22 for Session I and July 23- August 1 for Session II.  The dates for the 2014 Spanish School are July 20-August 1.

With our strong and committed faculty, diverse community, and vibrant surroundings, the Course of Study School at Garrett-Evangelical provides a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the love of God, deepen your attentiveness to the movements of the Spirit, and strengthen your commitment to following Jesus Christ today.  I am personally committed to ensuring you have a meaningful and transformative experience that respects your vocational path and supports you in local church ministry.  Come join us! 

Rev. Timothy R. Eberhart, Ph.D. 
Director, Course of Study School

Registration

Admission Requirements for Course of Study

In order to attend the Course of Study School, you must:

  • Be licensed as a local pastor in the United Methodist Church (students from other denominations or programs may be admitted to the program at the discretion of the Course of Study director in consultation with your presiding elder or other denominational supervisor. If you are attending our school for the first time a copy of your License to Preach must accompany your application);
  • Be endorsed by your annual conference board of ordained ministry's registrar for local pastors;
  • Receive permission from your district superintendent and local pastor registrar.

 

Application Procedure

To apply to the Course of Study program:

1.  Click on the Apply button to access the registration and housing forms.

2.  Type in your required information on the forms (in PDF format).

3.  Save as a file to your computer and email as an attachment, first to your District Superintendent, and upon return receipt, to your Conference Local Pastor Registrar.  

4.  When the forms are complete, save and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

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Completed applications for the Course of Study program, including fees, must be received by June 2.

Tuition and Fees

  • $170 fee per course
  • $250 fee per course for Non-Local Pastors
  • $75 registration fee per session if paid by February 15, $85 if paid by May 1, $135 if paid by June 2 
  • All registration fees are non-refundable after February 15
  • $30 Student activity fee per session
  • Housing options range from $370 to $587 per session  
  • Housing deposit $60
  • Housing late fee $30 after June 2
  • Meals:  One Session $150, Two Sessions $300
Many annual conference Boards of Ordained Ministry help students with costs for Course of Study School. Contact your conference BOM directly to determine your annual conference policy.  
 
Please mail all checks to:     Course of Study 
                                                     C/O Diana Ahn 
                                                     2121 Sheridan Rd. 
                                                     Evanston, IL 60201 

Courses

Curriculum 

The Course of Study School prepares pastoral leaders for local church ministry through a 5-year, 20-course curriculum that integrates classroom learning with contextual reflection.  Normally courses are to be taken in the sequence prescribed by the curriculum.  At a minimum, students are expected to take first year courses in the first year of study and fifth year courses in the final year of study. 

Faculty

Our faculty is made up of professors from Garrett-Evangelical and other theological seminaries, as well as program staff from boards and agencies and seasoned pastors who are excellent instructors.

Homework

Submit your homework by emailing one attachment (Word doc.) per course to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Homework is due June 15, 2014  All written work shall use proper citation methods to avoid plagiarism (see Student Handbook).  

Schedule 

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Session I

July 13-22, 2014

 

Course

Instructor

Homework

Time

111-E Pastor as Interpreter of the Bible 

113-E Pastoral Care for Spiritual Formation

Karen Mosby-Avery

Al Caldwell

Homework

Homework

8-11:30 

1:30-5:00

211-E Hebrew Bible I

213-E Formation for Discipleship

Elizabeth Hopp-Peters 

Duane Gebhard

Homework

Homework

8-11:30 

1:30-5:00

311-E New Testament I 

313-E Our Mission from God: Evangelism

Dennis Tevis 

Mark Teasdale

Homework 

Homework

8-11:30

1:30-5:00

411-E Hebrew Bible II 

413-E Worship & Sacraments

Brooke Lester

Carol McPherson

Homework

Homework

8-11:30

1:30-5:00

511-E New Testament II 

513-E Our Mission From God: 
Transforming Agent

Tyron Inbody 

Marti Scott

Homework

Homework

8-11:30 

1:30-5:00

 

 

 

 

Session II

July 23- August 1, 2014

 

Course 

Instructor

Homework

Time

112-E Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit 

114-E Pastoral Leadership and Administration

Darryl Stephens

MaryAnn Moman

Homework

Homework

8-11:30 

1:30-5:00

212-E Theological Heritage: Early and Medieval

214-E Practice of Preaching

Carol Korak

Katherine Paisley

Homework

Homework

8-11:30 

1:30-5:00

312-E Theological Heritage: The Reformation

314-E Pastoral Care & Counseling

James Stein 

Ann Rosewall

Homework

Homework

8-11:30 

1:30-5:00

412-E Wesleyan Movement 

414-E Personal & Social Ethics

Barry Bryant 

Timothy Eberhart

Homework

Homework

8-11:30 

1:30-5:00

512-E Contemporary Theology 

514-E Theology and Practice of Ministry

Tyron Inbody 

Mark Fowler

Homework

Homework

8-11:30 

1:30-5:00

 

Student Handbook

 

Students of the Course of Study School at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary are responsible for the information, policies, and procedures set forth in the Student Handbook.  Click on the link below to access the handbook.

Student handbook

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