Theological Field Education

EDS campusFormation for ministry includes supervised experience in a congregation, chaplaincy, or agency. Over 40 accredited sites are affiliated with EDS in eastern Massachusetts for residential and commuting students. There are other affiliated sites in New England and more distant students work with the director of theological field education to identify and propose appropriate sites. 

In these settings, students 

  • learn practical knowledge and skills
  • examine their call to ministry and develop or deepen their ministerial identity
  • develop skills for understanding the ministry context or system
  • reflect theologically on who they are and what they and others are doing

Two units of supervised field education are required for MDiv students; CPE may be counted for one of these.

For more information, please refer to the sidebar on the right; you can also read about students' experiences in the Field Ed Profiles page.

For more information, contact the Rev. Amy McCreath, interim director of field education at 617-682-1571 [Direct line] or amccreath@eds.edu.