Social Justice

Spiritual Development

ETS Continuing Education Certificates
The ETS' Continuing Education Certificate (CEC), or Continuing Education Units (CEU) is valuable to pastors and lay leaders, as well as corporate and small business employees who are seeking spiritually-focused professional development.  Tracks of study focus on social justice issues like, Race, Racism and Diversity, African American Religion and Pre-Chaplaincy, the certificates are available for those who are not seeking a degree.  Each certificate requires the completion of four classes.
Traditional/Ecumenical Track
Certificate in Pastoral Care.  Provides students with a specialized focus on the pastoral care of souls in settings like local congregations, hospitals, nursing homes, etc.
​Certificate in Pre-Chaplaincy.  This certificate introduces students to the ministry of Chaplaincy.  It is designed to prepare students to navigate the complex structure of chaplaincy education (CPE). 
Urban Transformation and
Renewal Track
Certificate in African American Religion.  This certificate is not only designed to give voice and agency to African American seminarians in ministry but it will also provide guidance and understanding of the structure and function of the African American Church for seminarians who are not African American.  
Certificate in Race, Racism and Diversity.  This certificate responds to the emergence of both Black Lives Matter in the streets and COVID-19 in our bodies today as part of the five-century long crisis of settler colonialism and white supremacy.
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About ETS

Like many other top tier schools and seminaries, Ecumenical Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and Commission for Accrediting (ATS).

Hiring institutions, churches, denominations, etc., view a degree from an accredited school as an invaluable necessity because of the recognized quality and proven academic rigor of the institution provided.

We promote ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and action across a spectrum of faith tradition.  We facilitate relationships among city, suburban and rural congregation and colleagues.

We encourage members of our learning community to evaluate and utilize insights from broad spectrums of faith, culture and life experiences.











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Ecumenical Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools​ in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA, MA in Pastoral Ministry, DMin.

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