Most students fulfill two of their three required semesters by doing Field Education (Field Ed.) 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 Ed. 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 Ed. Calendar, any communication from the Field Ed. Department, or to printed materials received at Middler Field Ed. 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 Ed. introduction for entering students
  • 23-Field Ed. Meeting for Anglican Studies seminarians
  • 30-Deadline for finalizing Lay Committees prior to Lay Committee Orientation
September
  • 10-First Sunday of Field Ed. 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 Ed. Papers due. See November 25.
  • 17-Deadline: Supplement C (Application for Incompletes) extension form due.
  • 18-Christmas Break Begins
  • 24-Final Deadline: All Field Ed. Papers passed due. See November 25.

Spring Semester 2018
January
  • 28-First Sunday of Field Ed, Spring semester
February

  • 2-Deadline: January Term Field Ed. papers due.
  • 5-Deadline: Supplement C (Application for Incompletes) extension form for January Term due.
  • 12-Final Deadline: All Field Ed. January Term papers passed due. See January 2. 
March
  • 18-No Field Ed. Sunday
  • 19-23-Spring Break 
April
  • 1-Easter IS a day for Field Ed.
  • 20-Deadline: Lay Committee End of Year Assessment is due to Site Supervisor
  • 26-Date to begin meeting with Supervisor to discuss:
    • Seminarian Reflection (new questions) & Site Study
    • Supervisor Response to both of the above
    • Supervisor’s evaluation (Form A – penultimate for credit semester at site) 
May
  • 6-Last Sunday of Field Ed. Spring semester.
  • 8-Deadline: End of Year Evaluation of Lay Committee Work due.
  • 11-Deadline: Spring Semester Field Ed. papers.
  • 14-Deadline: Supplement C (Application for Incomplete) extension form for Spring Semester due.
  • 17-Commencement
  • 21-Final Deadline: All Spring Semester Field Ed. papers past due.

Summer 2018
August   
  • 6-Deadline: Summer Term Field Ed. papers due.
  • 9-Deadline: Supplement C (Application for Incompletes) extension form for Summer Term due.
  • 16-Final Dealine: All Summer Term Field Ed. papers past due.

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