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Andover Newton Catalogue and Courses of Instruction

CMFE 721/821Y

Theory and Practice of Ministry Supervision, Fall 2013

Jeffrey Jones

This course prepares participants to supervise students in theological field education. It introduces supervision as a distinct discipline for ministry, complete with its own history and varying approaches. It provides participants with opportunities to learn about the theory and practice of supervision and to reflect upon their own work with students. The course is required for all field education supervisors in their first year, and is also a three-credit course for those enrolled (or planning to enroll) in a degree program at Andover Newton. Prerequisite: The supervisor must have a field education student whom she or he is supervising concurrently with the course year. The course is open to participants with a theological degree at the Masters level, or with the permission of the instructors.
Fall/Spring 2013-2014 – Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.. Class meets September 18, October 2, 16, & 30, November 13, December 4, February 12 & 26; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23.


Fall - Fall/Spring 2013-2014 – Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m., various dates

Key to Course Listings

Key Description
EL "EL" following a course description indicates an E-Learning course.
F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
J "J" following a course number indicates a course offered during June.
"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site,, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.

Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.


Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.