United Methodist Course of Study School

Online class at Saint Paul School of Theology

The UMC Course of Study (COS) School is a five-year continuing education program designed for Licensed Local Pastors, those who are certified for ordained ministry, or those who are under appointment in the United Methodist Church. The program (https://www.gbhem.org/clergy/licensing-course-of-study/)  was developed by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and is administered by approved seminaries such as Saint Paul School of Theology.


UMC Course of Study School at Saint Paul School of Theology

Our UMC Course of Study School prepares pastoral leaders for local church ministry. This school is designed to be a year-round learning experience ​and is learning intensive. Within our program, foundational and functional classes are taught, exposing students to both theory and application. Additionally, our Course of Study School offers all 20 courses three times a year.

Upon completion of registration, students will receive book lists and assignments, or pre-work, that is to be completed by the given deadline. Students who do not submit the work by the given deadline will receive grade deductions.

Students interested in the Saint Paul UMC Course of Study School should note that the​ General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) requires certain prerequisites to be taken and passed prior to enrollment in COS courses. COS 121 Bible I Introduction and COS 122 Theological Heritage Introduction must be taken and passed before any other courses maybe taken.

COS Curriculum Course # Comparison Checklist

Information on Upcoming COS Session Graduation:  2020 and 2021 and 2022 Graduation information coming soon.  Tentative date is tbd due to Covid-19. 

Registration Forms & Instructions -

Registration for Winter opens 11/1 & closes 12/15.
Registration for Spring opens 11/1 & closes 1/30.
Registration (and form) for Summer opens in February.

 

Schedules & Quick Links

ONLINE CLASSES FOR WINTER 2023 AND SPRING 2023, WITH REVISED SCHEDULES AND REGISTRATION OPENING THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER.  ONLINE CLASSES FOR SUMMER 2023 W. REGISTRATION OPENING IN FEBRUARY.

Contact Us

Our mailing and physical address is:
Saint Paul School of Theology - COS
13720 Roe Ave, Bldg C, Leawood, KS 66224

Dr. Lucas Endicott
Regional Director of Course of Study School
Saint Paul School of Theology
Lucas.endicott@spst.edu

Jennifer Smith
Course of Study Coordinator
Saint Paul School of Theology
jennifer.smith@spst.edu
913-253-5051