Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction
St. Stephen’s College and Providence Renewal Centre have collaborated to offer a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction (GCSD). This certificate is designed for students who wish to extend their studies beyond the Presence Program at Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton. The GCSD includes a two-year, part-time formation program in spiritual direction at Providence Renewal Centre that prepares people to be spiritual directors. The GCSD provides a foundation in theological studies with an opportunity to explore interdisciplinary and creative topics as electives. The GCSD will be awarded by St. Stephen’s College after students complete the Presence Program and the additional requirements of St. Stephen’s College.
The GCSD may be taken either as a stand-alone certificate or to ladder into a Master’s degree at St. Stephen’s College (either the Master of Theological Studies (MTS), Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (MPS), Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality specialization in Art Therapy (MPS-AT), or the Post-Master’s Art Therapy Certificate (PMATC)). The GCSD may also be used to fulfil co-requisites for students who apply to the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program with a Master’s degree which is not in the area of theology. For more information on this laddering process, please consult with the Department Chair/Associate Chairs of the desired program, and refer also to the ‘Laddering Graduate Certificates and Diplomas into a Master’s Degree’ policy in the Academic Policies section of the Calendar.
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