Local Formation: CALL Online Courses
The Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership’s (CALL) is a program of the California Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), an Episcopal seminary located in Berkeley, CA. The Diocese of Michigan has partnered with CALL to offer these courses for anyone interested in theological education, as well as a pathway for formation for those in the ordination process.
CALL offers fully asynchronous online courses throughout the academic year which are designed so that you can participate at your own pace each week, at a time that works for your schedule. Students from across The Episcopal Church and beyond join experienced online instructors in creating a classroom environment of respect and mutual learning. Continuing Education Units are offered at the rate of 2 CEUs per course, and are not part of a degree-granting program.
Classes are open to anyone, lay or ordained. Each course is 7 weeks. Participants should plan on 3-5 hours of work per week, including reading, video lessons and online participation in discussions and assignments. As a partner diocese, anyone from the Diocese of Michigan enrolled in CALL courses receives the discounted rate of $215 per course. You must first register with Whitaker Institute in order to receive the discount when registering with CALL.
The class offerings for the 2022-2023 year can be found in the chart below. Registration opens for each term about six weeks prior to the start date of the class. For those in the ordination process, please reach out to the Rev. Susie Shaefer, firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss course selection.