The recently launched program is designed for college students who want to get a head start on their careers as school chaplains. Depending on the level of training they need, the course earns them college credits that can be counted toward a bachelor’s or associate’s degree.
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The National School Chaplain Association’s (NSCA) new program helps college students interested in becoming school chaplains get their accreditation early. This gives them more exposure to the responsibilities of the job and a deeper understanding of chaplaincy and the problems that are facing the youth of today. It also allows college students to build their network and find mentors who can guide them throughout their careers as chaplains.
Depending on the experience that the applicant has, the NSCA will group them according to level. For chaplains who are already accredited in another country or state, the association recommends Level One. There is very little training required at this level, and the focus is more on background checking and placement. Level Two is a 48-hour course for those with experience teaching or working with youth groups. Lastly, Level Three is a year-long course recommended for those without any experience.
More details can be found at https://nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org/schools
The chaplaincy training program is conducted in collaboration with Oklahoma Christian University. College students in Level Two earn one college credit or three CEU points upon completion of the program. Level Three trainees, on the other hand, will have the entire one-year course credited as an equivalent year toward their current degree. This means they do not need to fall behind in their studies or take a gap year to get their chaplaincy accreditation.
After the trainees complete the program, the NSCA will conduct a background check before they are given their badges and placed with a school. This includes not only FBI and Interpol records but also social media accounts to ensure that they send out outstanding chaplains who can make a difference in the lives of children and teenagers.
“Trained and licensed chaplains provide counsel, education, advocacy, life improvement skills, and recovery training, providing a bridge between the secular and spiritual environments of community life throughout the United States,” a spokesperson said.
More information is available at https://nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org/chaplains
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