Chaplaincy Degree For Meaningful Service In US Schools: New Program Launched

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The National School Chaplain Association (NSCA) (405-831-3299) has created a new chaplaincy degree for individuals who would like to begin a career as a certified school chaplain.

In creating their new chaplaincy degree, the National School Chaplain Association believes they can better equip the next generation of school chaplains to meaningfully serve children and young people across the United States. The NSCA is currently the only nationally accredited body that governs the education and placement of school chaplains in both public and private schools in the US and they are committed to constantly improving the quality of the education they offer aspiring chaplains.

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With students across the country today suffering from mental health issues like anxiety, with social media pressures and online bullying, and with an ever-present fear of gun violence, the National School Chaplain Association believes that more support structures are needed in almost every school in the US.

It is with this goal in mind that they have created their new chaplaincy degree, which will empower applicants with the tools they need to provide spiritual and pastoral care with a Christian ethos, as well as to provide genuine mental health counseling and to work on both an individual and community level to create happier, more hopeful, better connected, safer and more accepting spaces.

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Applicants who decide to study with the National School Chaplain Association will have the opportunity to study online with the NSCA’s University Partner, Oral Roberts University, one of Oklahoma’s and the US’ top-ranked private universities.

The National School Chaplain Association’s new chaplaincy degree is recommended to individuals with a 3-year university degree or a background in teaching or in the church ministry. However, all applicants are welcome, and the NSCA will create an individual study program for each aspiring school chaplain.

The NSCA is confident that their chaplaincy degree is the first step in a career of meaningful service in schools and beyond.

A spokesperson for the association said, “Choosing the National School Chaplain Association for your chaplain certification is affordable and will have you in a school as soon as you are ready. Not only will you be able to receive your online chaplain certification at your own pace, but you will also be taking classes from a top-ranked university. Apply now and kick-start your journey to becoming a chaplain.”

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