Academic Programs

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Academic Programs

In partnership with twelve seminaries across the country, SCUPE offers four academic programs in pastoral ministry and community development. Our educational programs, deeply rooted in the philosophy of experiential education, are designed to address the unique needs of urban ministry and developing communities. SCUPE also partners with churches and community organizations to provide students with practical experience.

The Advanced Latino/a Theological Education (ALTE) program provides Latino/a church leaders, who possess varying levels of education, the access to graduate theological education.

The Center for African American Theological Studies (CAATS) offers a three-year Master of Divinity degree with an African-centered approach to theology in partnership with the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Payne Theological Seminary.

The Graduate Theological Urban Studies (GTUS) program links traditional theological education with hands-on urban ministry experience through numerous courses and internships.

SCUPE also has two non-accredited programs that are offered as resources to students, pastors, lay leaders engaged in urban ministry.  These are:

The Congress on Urban Ministry

Continuing Education Workshops


For more information OR to register for classes please contact our Registrar, Dody Finch at 312-626-1215 or email



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Up-Coming Classes

Urban Principalities & the Spirit of the City (GTUS)
Rev. Bill Wylie Kellerman
February 6-7; 13-14; 20-21, 2015
Fridays, 1pm – 9pm; Saturdays 8:30am – 4pm
B-Th 302

History of the Latin@ Church in the U.S. (ALTE)
Dr. Carmelo Alvarez
February 6-7; 27-28; March 13-14; 27-28, 2015
(Friday/viernes 6pm - 9pm y Saturday/sábados 8:30am - 4pm)

Proctor Conference Course (CAATS)
Faculty TBA
February 7-12, 2015
Time & Location TBA
Eth 431

Christology and Culture (GTUS)
Dr. Jim Perkinson
March 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; 2015
Fridays 1pm-9pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm
M 304

The Art of Prophetic Preaching in the Urban Context (GTUS)
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III; Rev. Martha Simmons, J.D.; Dr. M. Susan Harlow
April 10-11, 17-18, 24-25; 2015
Fridays 1pm-9pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm
M 306

Restoring Urban Communities (GTUS)
Dr. Mary Nelson
May 1-2, 8-9, 15-16; 2015
Fridays 1pm-9pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm
S-H 305

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