Fall 2011-Summer 2012
Pasadena and Regional Campuses
FE502: FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP. Gwen Ingram.
DESCRIPTION: This course (pass/fail for 2 units) is the full-time, one-quarter
supervised FE2 internship in a church, parachurch, or institutional setting,
leading to the development of competencies in specific areas of ministry as
well as overall exposure to ministry praxis.
SIGNIFICANCE FOR LIFE AND MINISTRY: This course offers practice and training in
the tasks and skills of professional ministry in a local church, parachurch
organization, or institutional setting. This course also helps prepare students
for ministry by providing a context in which spiritual, theological, and
ministry formation can occur.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will (1) grow in their ability to engage in
theological reflection by having regular opportunities to think critically
about ministry in light of the Christian tradition; (2) deepen their
understanding of the cultural context of ministry by immersing themselves in a
specific context and regularly reflecting with their supervisor on the
connection between context and ministry; (3) develop toward becoming
spiritually mature and accountable practitioners by reflecting with their peers
in a theological reflection group or in their faith community and with their
supervisor in their internship on the connection between their faith and their
ministry; (4) become better Christian leaders by having many opportunities
to practice the responsibilities of ministry throughout their internship.
COURSE FORMAT: The course has three primary components: ministry practice,
supervision, and theological reflection. The student spends at least 35 hours
each week for ten weeks in the church, parachurch, or institutional setting
involved in specific ministry assignments agreed upon by the supervisor and
student, and approved by the Field Education and Ministry Formation (FEMF)
Office. One hour each week is to be spent in reflection with the approved
on-site supervisor. The agenda should address (a) professional direction,
evaluation, and oversight of the student's ministry; (b) theological
reflection and discussion of topics related to ministry as identified by the
student and supervisor; (c) mentoring, support, spiritual formation, and
prayer. In addition, the student will have opportunities for spiritual
formation through practice of individual spiritual disciplines throughout the
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
- Completion of a Learning Agreement by the supervisor and the intern to be
uploaded on Moodle by the end of the first week of the quarter.
- Completion of the final evaluations by the supervisor and student to be
uploaded on Moodle by the end of the tenth week of the quarter.
- Evaluation is based on completion of the internship as specified in
the individual Learning Agreement and on-time, satisfactory completion of
requirements and evaluations.
PREREGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: Before the student may register for this
course, several steps must be completed, a process that may take up to a
month, since the student is responsible to make arrangements for an internship
site. The first step in the process is to read the preregistration materials
available at http://www.fuller.edu/current-students/resources/field-ed/field-ed.aspx.
After the student has submitted internship and supervisor applications, he or
she must schedule an enrollment interview with the FEMF Office. If the
internship is approved, the student and his/her Academic Advisor will receive a
Course Approval Notification. The student must then contact the Advising Office
to receive a Course Reference Number (CRN) in order to register for FE502
PREREQUISITES: Completion of 24 units before registering for this course.
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: Meets the FE2 Field Education requirement for the
MDiv (MIN 7). The course is offered pass/fail for two units. It is an elective
for the MA in Theology (MAT).
This ECD is a reliable guide to the course design but is subject to modification. (August 2011)