Chaplaincy Training & Qualification for College Students to Earn Credits Launch

The recently launched program is open to college students who want to earn a teacher’s salary while in college or university. Depending on their training level, they get up to one year of college credits upon completion of the course.

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The NSCA’s new program helps college students get a head start in their careers while they are still in university. It integrates with the student’s bachelor’s or associate’s degree, so the student does not need to take a gap year or fall behind on their studies. The chaplaincy program is offered in collaboration with Oklahoma Christian University and with teachers who specialize in chaplaincy, ministry, and bible studies.

The training program has three levels, depending on the experience level that the applicant has. Level One training is for chaplains, pastors, or ministers who already have licenses from other legally recognized agencies. This level requires very little training and is focused only on placement.

Level Two and Three are recommended for college students. For those who have teaching experience or have previously worked for youth groups, Level Two’s 48-hour training program teaches the basics of chaplaincy and how to provide spiritual and moral care to children and teenagers. On average, classes are eight hours per week, and the entire program runs for six weeks. Students will get one college credit or three CEU credits when they complete the course.

Level Three is designed for students with no experience teaching or working with youth groups. It is an intensive one-year program that includes bible studies, crisis management, ministry, and counseling. Students will get a year’s worth of college credit, which can be counted towards whatever degree they are working on, whether bachelor’s or associate’s.

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With chaplains in more than 20 countries and serving more than 20,000 schools and millions of students, the NSCA’s chaplaincy program has been proven effective in minimizing issues like fighting, disrespect for authority, poor academic performance, violence against students, teachers, and staff, drugs and other vices, and teen pregnancy. Chaplaincy has given students a place where they can vent out their frustrations and seek solace.

More information is available at

national School Chaplain Association
PO Box 720746

United States

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