Field Education

An integral component of the training that Emmanuel provides is Field Education, which involves practical experience, mentorship, reflection, and evaluation. This form of learning is highly effective and contributes greatly to spiritual development, competency, and employability. The Field Education Department oversees three kinds of experiences: placements, internships, and co-ops.

New Students

Full-time students normally have one Field Education placement each semester unless the pace of the program is reduced, requirements have been met, or a summer experience is substituted. The first Field Education credit students take is FE100AA/AC offered in-class in the Fall Semester and by Distance Education. After students have completed the course, in consultation with the Director, they choose their Field Education Placements, Internship or Co-op assignment based on the specific guidelines of their programs/concentrations as well as the students’ gifting and interests.


  • Apply academic learning in supervised situations, identifying areas of challenge in the application of theory to ministry

  • Be mentored by others who are experienced in ministry

  • Develop practical transferable skills such as time management, goal setting, evaluation, reporting, and accountability

  • Discover and develop character, gifts, abilities, and skills in ministry

  • Explore possible ministry/career options, network with current workers in the field, and discern God’s call

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Field Education Placements

Field Education placements are supervised, evaluated experiences in some area of church ministry, ministry-organization work, community service, or college ministry assignment. Each experience involves a commitment of three or more hours per week and the submission of ministry reports and evaluations from the student and supervisor. As students progress through their prescribed number of placements, they are expected to illustrate growth in several fundamental pre-identified learning areas. Students are encouraged to utilize their Field Education credits to broaden their own personal experiences.

Internships and Co-ops

Internships and co-ops are intensive Field Education experiences in the student’s field of study designed to integrate, and encourage the application of, knowledge, attitudes, tasks, and skills learned in the classroom. Not all programs require an internship or co-op, but all students have the option to complete one as an elective. Students must successfully complete all Field Education placements before beginning an internship or co-op.

Field Education FAQ’s

Current Students

Field Education Guide

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Field Education Application

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FE Job Description Template

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FE Extension Request Form

Download FE Extension Request Form

Please note: If a program student has not yet fulfilled all the Field Education requirements and completes fifteen academic courses without completing a Field Education credit, that student will not be permitted to register for further courses unless he or she registers for or completes a Field Education unit. The Field Education coordinator and the assistant academic dean & registrar together are empowered, after careful consultation, to refuse or limit registration for further academic courses for students who are seriously behind in their Field Education credits until requirements are up to date.


Field supervision is an important element of all these experiences. Supervisors meet with their student workers weekly to discuss performance and give advice, and they provide a graded evaluation at the end of the experience. Organizations wishing to advertise a Field Education placement, internship, or co-op opportunity may submit a posting to our Job Board and participate in our Field Education Fair, which is usually held in September. Those interested in registering for the Fair or discussing other avenues of connecting with students are encouraged to contact the Field Education Department.

Supervisors for internships and co-ops receive access to a password-protected webpage that explains what is expected of them and gives important downloadable documents.

Internship & Co-op Supervisors

Internships and co-ops are a real commitment to practical ministry and application. That's why we've created a special area just for you to learn more about the process.

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