In addition to degree, certificate, and lifelong learning offerings, EDS offers a variety of additional educational opportunities. Opportunities for individual study are available through the Procter Scholar, EDS Sabbatical Stay, and Visiting Scholars programs. There are also workshops and lectures offered during the academic year, which offer a rich diversity of resources to the local faith and academic communities.
Visiting Scholar status is available to individuals. Inquiries should be directed to the Academic Dean. All fees are the responsibility of the applicant.
The EDS Sabbatical Stay is designed for lay or ordained individuals of all faith traditions who are active in ministry and are looking for spiritual and educational renewal and a time away from their usual environment. The Sabbatical Stay varies in length from two weeks to four months and includes library privileges, and an invitation to participate in activities of the EDS community including worship, special events, lectures, and receptions. With permission of the instructor, it is possible to audit a class without additional charge. Continuing Education Units can be arranged. If a course credit is preferred, the normal per credit fee will be charged. Initial application is made to the Facilities Office. Applicants must write a brief goal statement for submission to the Academic Dean.