Course of Study

Training and educating local pastors to continue to lead in The United Methodist Church.

The Course of Study (COS) is a five-year program that offers training and education for people who are interested in becoming full or part-time local pastors in The United Methodist Church. Learn more about COS here.

The Western Jurisdiction Course of Study is the basic five-year theological education program of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry taught by faculty of Claremont School of Theology and leaders in their field from across the Western Jurisdiction. Learn more about the theological courses of Course of Study by clicking here.

Below is the Summer-Fall 2022 Course of Study Schedule please contact Faith Conklin at faithconklin3@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Click here to register for COS.

Western Jurisdiction – COS Schedule 2022

Summer 2022


Session 1


Registration Deadline –
June 13, 2022

July 12th – August 4


All classes are hybrid with zoom and in person schedules

ClassInstructorZoom ScheduleIn Person Schedule
122 Theological Heritage I
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Bishop Dr. Grant HagiyaJuly 12th, 14th,
August 2nd, 4th
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, July 29th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, July 30:
8:30-11:30, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology
423 Mission
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Rev. Ron HinesJuly 12th, 14th,
August 2nd, 4th
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, July 29th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, July 30:
8:30-11:30, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology


Session 2
Registration Deadline – July 1, 2022
August 9th – September 1st

All classes are hybrid with zoom and in person schedules

ClassInstructorZoom ScheduleIn Person Schedule
121 Bible I
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TBAAugust 9th, 11th,
Aug. 30th, Sept. 1st
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, Aug 19th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, Aug 20:
8:30-11:30, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology
324 Preaching
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Rev. Dr. Faith J. ConklinAugust 9th, 11th,
Aug. 30th, Sept. 1st
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, Aug 19th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, Aug 20:
8:30-11:30, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology
424 Ethics
Check back for pre course assignments and syllabus
Bishop. Dr. Grant HagiyaAugust 9th, 11th,
Aug. 30th, Sept. 1st
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, Aug 19th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, Aug 20:
8:30-11:30, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology
522 Theology in the Contemporary Church
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Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-HolbrookAugust 9th, 11th,
Aug. 30th, Sept. 1st
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, Aug 19th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, Aug 20:
8:30-11:30, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology

Session 3
Registration Deadline – Sept 6th, 2022
Sept 20th – October 20th

All classes are hybrid with zoom and in person schedules

ClassInstructorZoom ScheduleIn Person Schedule
123 Formation
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Rev. Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-HolbrookSept. 20th, Sept 22nd, Oct 18th, Oct 20th,
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, Oct 7th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, Oct 8th:
8:30-11:30 am, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology
223 Worship and Sacraments
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Rev. Dr. Faith J. ConklinSept. 20th, Sept 22nd, Oct 18th, Oct 20th,
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, Oct 7th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, Oct 8th:
8:30-11:30 am, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology
322 Theology III: Medieval to ReformationProfessor Catherine TuellSept. 20th, Sept 22nd, Oct 18th, Oct 20th,
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, Oct 7th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, Oct 8th:
8:30-11:30 am, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology
524 Practice of Ministry
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Rev. Dr. Belva Brown JordanSept. 20th, Sept 22nd, Oct 18th, Oct 20th,
5:00pm PST-7:15pm
Friday, Oct 7th:
10-12:30, 2-4:30,
Worship 5 pm
Saturday, Oct 8th:
8:30-11:30 am, 1-3:30 pm
Claremont School of Theology

We are working to schedule out the rest of the 2022/2023 cycle.

Click here for the GBHEM website to see their offerings and register.

Further Information

Please feel free to contact us about any information you need or concerns you have.
Call or email Rev. Dr. Faith J. Conklin at  760-443-9664 or faithconklin3@gmail.com

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