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Apprenticeships for Fuller Students

For students in Fuller’s MDiv and MATM programs, the apprenticeship course is a required field education experience. Throughout their apprenticeships, students utilize the theology, methods, and ministry skills they have gained up until this part of their journey in order to gain experience as reflective practitioners. Further, apprenticeships give Fuller students an opportunity to explore, discern, and seek a deeper understanding of their vocational calling in the context (site) of their choosing. Apprenticeship students meet each quarter with their peers in an apprenticeship group, as well as weekly with a site supervisor, for the mentorship and intentional reflection necessary for transformation and growth.

Degree Requirements

Each of the degree plans listed below require an apprenticeship or an approved substitution (such as Clinical Pastoral Education programs or by receiving an Apprenticeship Waiver). See below for more information about the unique apprenticeship requirements for each degree.

vince batu

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

erin dufault hunter

Master of Theology and Ministry (MATM)


Apprenticeships on the Quad

The apprenticeships site on the Quad is where we list detailed information about the apprenticeship requirements and application process. There you can find the Apprenticeship Application and the submission deadlines for each quarter. Students can also find the Apprenticeship Waiver application and requirements, as well as details about the CPE process. Visit the Quad for more information.

This apprenticeship opened various opportunities for me to be challenged to grow in my ministry. While there were difficult moments, I have witnessed God affirming my gifts, and calling me to grow out of these experiences. The people I have worked beside and served have also affirmed my gifting in this area of ministry so I am coming out of this apprenticeship with a better sense of my calling into full-time ministry in the local church.

Angela Luk
MDiv, 2018 Apprenticeship Student

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