Welcome from the Director

Theological Field Education (TFE) is where what is learned in the classroom, and what one brings from life experience, meets the needs and hopes of the wider church. In the process, students learn new skills, develop new competencies, and grow in their ability to be engaging and dynamic leaders in the church and in the world.  TFE at General Seminary is an exciting and synthetic experience; the choice of a field education site, made together with the Director of Field Education, is itself an exercise of theological self-reflection.  Sites are chosen based on the call experienced by the student.  This call can come in the form of recognizing a desire for new dimensions of pastoral experience, or in the form of seeking to use skills already won in new and exciting ways.  In either case, the student will be called to growth in the process, and to expand the horizons of what is known and done in and for the church and world. 


If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:

The Rev. Emily Wachner

Director of Integrative Programs

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tel: 646-717-9727


We ask students and mentors to abide by these deadlines:

  1. Learning-Serving Contract forms are due by the last day of classes of the term before field education commences. A new Contract is not required for Easter term for students who are remaining in the same field education site for an academic year.
  2. Learning-Serving Covenant forms are due no later than three weeks after the first day of classes. The Learning-Serving Covenant must be completed by this date to receive TFE credit. A new Covenant is not required for Easter term for students who are remaining in the same field education site for an academic year, although it may be modified based on the first semester's experience.
  3. Term End Evaluation forms are due in to the Director's office no later than 3:00 p.m. on the last day of exams of each semester. For Michaelmas 2012, this date is Friday, December 14.

These and all other Department of Field Education forms are found at the bottom of this page.

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