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Iliff UMC Course Provider Program

What is the Iliff UMC Course Provider Program?

The program deploys Iliff’s outstanding United Methodist courses to students currently enrolled at a non-UMCtheological school in a completely online format with no need to travel to Denver for any portion of the course.

Does the student need to apply to Iliff to participate in the program?

No, the student continues their enrollment at their current theological school and simply takes these courses in conjunction with their current course load. The ‘Course Provider Agreement’ form is completed by the student and their school’s Registrar (or appropriate administrator) and forwarded to Iliff. Documentation for the grade and successful completion of the course will be provided to the student’s school Registrar by Iliff following each course.

How does the student pay for the courses?

The student will pay their current institution for the credits and their current school will pay Iliff. This enables a streamlined experience for the student. The courses will be billed at the standard tuition rate for the student’s current school.

Does the student ‘transfer these credits into’ their current school?

No, the credits are provided by Iliff but the student’s current school agrees to accept these credits into their existing system. From the perspective of the current school, the course might be thought of as a course taught adjunctly particularly for that student. Technically, the student continues to be a student at their current home school while enrolled in this course.

What are the deadlines for enrolling in these courses?

The  UMC Course Provider Agreement (pdf) form must be sent to Iliff by the deadlines listed on the agreement form. Typically the necessary lead time is about six to eight weeks before the start of the Iliff term. Once the form is accepted, the student will be contacted by Iliff with instructions for getting started in the course. Since there is a high demand for Iliff courses, enrollment is not guaranteed.

What if the student is currently not enrolled at another theological school?

The student cannot participate in this particular program but may apply to Iliff as a ‘non-degree’ seeking student. More information can be found at http://www.iliff.edu or by calling 303-765-3117 (Iliff Admissions).

Deadlines for each quarter

Fall: July 31
Winter: November 15
Spring: February 15
Summer: April 30

Contact Iliff School of Theology, Office of Student Services

2323 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80210
303-765-3105
studentservices@iliff.edu

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Military Ministry Course Provider Program

Iliff’s Military Ministry Course Provider Program offers progressive theological education for military chaplains, religious leaders, and mental health practitioners specializing in ministries with military service members, veterans, and their families without the need to travel to Denver. Pastoral theology faculty at Iliff have developed a two-year sequence of six online courses (one per quarter) available to students at other ATS accredited schools through the course provider program.

This program responds to needs identified in spring 2014, when faculty representatives from Brite Divinity School, Iliff School of Theology, Boston University School of Theology, and Eden Seminary met with active and retired military chaplains and service members concerned about the lack of theological diversity in military chaplaincy. The Strategic Document that came out of this ‘Pathways to Military Chaplaincy’ Conference issued an invitation to “theologically centrist and left-of-center Christian seminaries, theological schools, and divinity schools” to become more invested in educating military chaplains.

Iliff’s Military Ministry program will bring progressive theological perspectives to the topics of war and peace, engage challenges and opportunities of ministry in multicultural and pluralistic contexts, and addresses a range of theological and psychological issues related to the impact of war and military service on persons, families and communities of faith.

What is the Iliff Military Ministry Course Provider Program?

The program provides Iliff’s outstanding Military Ministry courses in a completely online format (with no need to travel to Denver for any portion of the course) to students currently enrolled at an ATS accredited graduate school.

Does the student need to apply to Iliff to participate in the program?

No, the student continues their enrollment at their current institution and simply takes these courses in conjunction with their current course load. The Course Provider Agreement form is completed by the student and their school’s Registrar (or appropriate administrator) and forwarded to Iliff. Documentation for the grade and successful completion of the course will be provided to the student’s school Registrar by Iliff following each course.

How does the student pay for the courses?

The student will pay their current institution for the credits and their current school will pay Iliff. This enables a streamlined experience for the student. The courses will be billed at the standard tuition rate for the student’s current school.

Does the student ‘transfer these credits into’ their current school?

No, the credits are provided by Iliff, but the student’s current school agrees to accept these credits into their existing system. From the perspective of the current school, the course might be thought of as a course taught adjunctly particularly for that student. Technically speaking, the student continues to be a student at their current home school while enrolled in this course.

What are the deadlines for enrolling in these courses?

The Course Provider Agreement form must be sent to Iliff by the deadlines listed on the agreement form. Typically the necessary lead time is about six to eight weeks before the start of the Iliff term. Once the form is accepted, the student will be contacted by Iliff with instructions for getting started in the course. Since there is a high demand for Iliff courses, enrollment is not guaranteed.

Iliff is on a quarter system, with four 10-week quarters per academic year. Fall Quarter runs from September through November. Winter Quarter runs from January through March. Spring Quarter from late March through early June. Summer Quarter is from mid-June through August. If the student is at an institution that runs on semesters, Iliff classes will rarely line up with the home institution’s academic calendar.

What are the computer requirements for taking online classes?

Please visit our IT Policies website for a complete list of minimum computer specifications.

What if the student is currently not enrolled at another school?

The student cannot participate in this particular program but may apply to Iliff as a ‘non-degree’ student. Please contact admissions@iliff.edu or 720-744-2656 for more information on the Non-Degree process.

For course, dates, and details, please download this flyer.

Deadlines for each quarter:

Fall: July 31

Winter: November 15

Spring: February 15

Summer: April 30

CURRENT FACULTY

Carrie Doehring is Professor of Pastoral Care at Iliff School of Theology, ordained in the PCUSA, a licensed psychology and a diplomat in AAPC. She is author of (2015) The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach (Revised and Expanded). She has published extensively on pastoral care, trauma, and moral stress.

Contact Iliff School of Theology, Office of Student Services:

studentservices@iliff.edu
303-765-3105

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