Juniors come in contact with the Field Education office at a New Student Orientation in August where they discuss the purpose of Field Education, the typical timeline, and process by which they should complete the Field Education coursework. 
 
During the fall semester, Juniors are encouraged to visit different parishes around the greater D. C. area to get a sense of where they might want to serve and what types of ministry they want to experience.

To assist them in the decision process, each Junior must meet with the Director of Field Education, Dr. Allison St. Louis, to discuss interests and needs . By January or February, Juniors will narrow their options to few sites where they will apply and be interviewed for the following (Middler) year.
REQUIRED PAPERS
  • Seminarian Field Ed. Questionnaire 
  • Certificates of Completion for:
    • Adult Sexual Misconduct
    • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
    • Elder Abuse Prevention
FOR THE INTERIVEW PROCESS
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Your Call Narrative (1 page, single spaced, 12pt. font)

Field Education Timeline for Juniors

Fall Term
  • Field Ed. Orientation
  • Field Ed. site visits
  • Complete required training for Adult Sexual Misconduct, Child Sexual Abuse, and Elder Abuse Prevention.
October-December
  • Schedule Meetings with the Field Ed. Director
  • Start reaching out to potential sites to request and schedule interviews
February
  • Last Monday- Offers are made.
  • Students must notify Field Ed. Office when they have accepted an offer.
April
  • Last Monday- Begin meeting with your Supervisor and Lay Convener.
May
  • Last Day of Class- Lay Convener Finalization and Contact Information due.
Summer Note: Students are not required to serve at FE sites during summer. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) generally occurs the summer between the Junior and Middler years 


For more specific information about dates and deadlines, please see the Field Ed. Calendar.

For the forms a Junior will need to complete, see the Juniors section of the Documents page (box at right) or visit the Field Education Documents Page. For more information on CPE, see the CPE page.

Contact Info and Directions

Virginia Theological Seminary is located at:
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
Dr. St. Louis' Mailbox: Box 187
Ms. Jubinski's Mailbox: Box 121
Field Education Office Phone: 703-461-1744
Our office is located on the second floor of Bohlen Hall (#202), which is number 15 on the Campus Map.
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory