Most students fulfill two of their three required semesters by doing Field Education in the fall and spring semesters of the Middler Year. In addition, students must also participate in colloquy groups during the middler year. Please see the Colloquy page for details.

Field Education is graded, required coursework as part of the MDiv degree requirements. As such, students and supervisors begin their relationship by signing a learning covenant outlining the seminarian’s learning goals and the supervisor’s expectations for the seminarian while at the site.

Middler year contains many dates and deadlines. Please refer to the Field Education calendar, any communication from the Field Education Dept., or to printed materials received at Middler Field Education Orientation for any questions.

In addition to any unique end of semester paperwork, the seminarian must write a report, and the supervisor must write a response for that semester. After meeting to discuss the report and response, both must be turned in together with seminarian and supervisor signatures. 

To download all the appropriate forms, please see the Downloads box at the right or see the Documents page.

Field Education Timeline for Middlers

Fall Semester 2017
August
  • 1- Final deadline to return Lay Committee Postcards to Field Ed Dept.
  • 21- Field Education introduction for entering students
  • 23- Field Education Meeting for Anglican Studies seminarians
  • 30- Deadline for finalizing Lay Committees prior to Lay Committee Orientation
September
  • 10- First Sunday of Field Education for the Fall Semester
  • 30- Deadline: Learning Covenants
October
  • 20-22- Fall Break (No Field Ed. this Sunday)
November
  • 22-24- Thanksgiving Holiday (No Field Ed. this Sunday)
  • 25- Date to begin meeting with Supervisor to discuss:
    • Seminarian Reflection & Site Report
    • Supervisor Response
    • Supervisor Checklist and Comments
December
  • 1- Deadline: Arranging and declaring change of site for the Senior Year. See the Junior Timeline for timeline to interview.
  • 10- Last Day of Field Education for the Fall Semester.
  • 14- Deadline: All Field Education Papers due. See November 25.
  • 17- Deadline: Supplement C (Application for Incompletes) extension form due.
  • 18- Christmas Break Begins
  • 24- Final Deadline: All Field Education Papers passed due. See November 25.
January Term

Spring Semester
January
February

March
April
May

  1. Seminarian Report (just like 1st semester, but with new questions)
  2. Supervisor Response to Seminarian Report (just like 1st semester)
  3. Field Education Site Reflection Paper
  4. Supervisor Response to Site Reflection Paper

All papers and responses are due to Dr. St. Louis at the end of each semester.

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