CTSP Class Schedule

January & September Courses
Wednesday/ 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday/ 8:30-11:30 a.m.; 1:30-4:00 p.m.; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday/ 8:30-11:30 a.m.

July Courses
Course A: Sunday 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Monday-Friday 8:30-11:45 a.m.; Saturday 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Course B: Sunday 7:00-8:00 p.m.; Monday-Friday 1:30-4:45 p.m.; Saturday 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Course C: Sunday 8:15-9:15 p.m.; Monday-Friday 6:15-9:30 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Who is this kind of Learning for?
Those who would benefit most from all this Certificate program has to offer would be TEEM Candidates preparing to become pastors or diaconal ministers; Candidate preparing to become Associates in Ministry; life-long learners who are looking for the kind of deep Christian Education experience that can be offered by a seminary.

Normal Course Schedules:




September 8–11, 2010
Congregational Studies in Context

September 7–10, 2011
Systematic Theology

September 5–8, 2012
The Theology of Luther and the Lutheran Confessions




January 5–8, 2011

January 4–7, 2012
Old Testament Foundation

January 9–12, 2013
Theological Ethics




July 10–16, 2011 
History of Christianity (A)
Pastoral Care & Formation (B)
Introduction to Scripture (C)

July 8–14, 2012
Preaching (A)
Christian Education (B)
New Testament Foundation (C)

July 7–13, 2013
Lutheran Leadership for Mission (A)
Biblical Foundations for Stewardship and Evangelism (B)
Lutheran Heritage (C)

  • Each course will have a ROSE statement (syllabus) prepared and available ahead of time which could include pre-reading and assignments to be completed after the in-class portion of the course is completed.  Normally assignments should be completed and submitted for grading within 6 weeks after the in-class portion of the course is completed.  Grades are due 3 weeks after the deadline for the students to submit their work.
  • Final evaluations of the student’s work will be sent to the TEEM certificate director who will distribute them to the student, the candidacy committee, and the regional deployed staff.
  • Internship and/or Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Gettysburg Seminary field education office will work with candidates and synodical judicatory to provide appropriate context, supervision, evaluation
  • Some candidates in the TEEM Certificate program may choose
    • taking of degree course including on-line courses
    • to petition to substitute some requirements with extensive work in other areas (upon recommendation of TEEM certificate director)
How do the classes work?
Normally, there will be a minimum of 25 contact hours per course of which normally 18-20 hours will be in class while 5-7 hours will be online both prior to and following the course. The courses will feature residential course websites, advance reading, follow up discussion with cohort group, etc.