Certificate in Anglican & Episcopal Studies

The Certificate in Anglican & Episcopal Studies signifies a student’s concentrated study in the history, theology, polity, spirituality, and liturgy of Anglican and Episcopal traditions. The goal of the certificate program is to prepare students for life and work in those traditions, but it is open and available to any student interested. Successful completion of the certificate consists of passing any four courses from among the approved list (see below) plus at least two semesters of STH TC 857 Anglican Formation (1 credit per semester)—thus, 14 total credits. The certificate can be earned in conjunction with degree program requirements or as a stand-alone certificate. If a student wants to substitute other courses, including those from one of the other schools in the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium, they will need to consult with the advisor listed below, and receive approval by petition to the academic dean. Students wanting more information about the certificate or the value of such certification may contact the faculty advisor listed below.

Learning Outcomes

  • A focused knowledge of the history, theology, polity, spirituality, and liturgy of Anglican and Episcopal tradition.
  • A robust formation within the Anglican/Episcopal spiritual and liturgical tradition.

    Requirements

    To earn the certificate, students must take four courses from the following list of approved courses (3 credits each) plus at least two semesters of STH TC 857 Anglican Formation (1 credit per semester). Other courses at STH, BU, or the BTI may be petitioned to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

    • STH TA 811 Book of Common Prayer
    • STH TC 819 The Sacraments: Rites and Theologies
    • STH TC 839 Liturgical Leadership Practicum
    • STH TC 858 Dismantling White Privilege
    • STH TC 862 The Liturgical Year
    • STH TC 868 Worship in the Anglican and Wesleyan Traditions
    • STH TH 804 English Christianity from Wycliffe to the Wesleys
    • STH TH 811 History of the Episcopal Church
    • STH TH 826 The Reformations

    Faculty Advisor for the Certificate

    • Dr. Elise Feyerherm, adjunct instructor and mentor for the Anglican Episcopal Community of Learning at Boston University School of Theology (feyerher@bu.edu)