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2012-2013 Programs

Life Experience Credit

Fountain of Life School of Ministry (FLSM) assesses previous applications and transcripts to determine if life experience credit and/or transfer credit may be applied to shorten the length of study and decrease the academic content required to complete a specific degree program.

Once the amount of time and course content is determined by FLSM staff, the student will be contacted with a conditional contract offer to complete a program and may begin studies upon acceptance of the terms of the contract.

NEW!! Correspondence or Extension Studies for Part-time or Full-time students

The Correspondence/Extension department of FLSM is new. Due to continued requests, as of January 2009 the school will offer by Correspondence/Extension studies the full accredited Certificate, Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor (BA) and Master (MA) Degree for the programs in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel. Tentatively, Doctor of Ministry (DMin) and Doctor of Theology (ThD) degree offering will begin in the near future..

Although a short term arranged residency requirement will be required for completion of a degree, most of the courses offered may be done for credit by correspondence. On-line guidance and video conferencing* will be integral to helping the student complete course studies.

1 - 2 courses at a time may be taken for the cost of the courses plus the initial $75 assessment fee.

3 courses or more constitute full time studies and require arrangement for full time academic acceptance and fees.

To begin…

To begin correspondence studies, please download, print out and complete the Fountain of Life Application Form found on the Application page. Send  the form by mail, fax or email to the school registrar (the $75 assessment fee must be mailed, or direct deposited, by separate arrangement if the application is faxed or emailed. Applications are not considered until the fee is received).Upon receipt of the application fee, the documentation supplied will be assessed. Given acceptance, the information regarding costs for the courses and texts will be sent to you by mail, email or fax (student’s choice).

Texts and Supplies

To facilitate the student and to ensure smooth transition into the academic phase, all texts are provided by FLSM at school wholesale cost plus 15% for administration. Actual postal charges will be applied and billed prior to sending the curriculum package.

Once a selection of courses has been chosen and paid for, the courses and texts will be sent to the student and the name and contact of the staff who will be the student supervisor will be assigned. The student and staff member will arrange suitable contact times and the student can begin studies for credit.

To encourage the student to be proactive, the student supervisor will receive and mark portions of the course at prearranged designated times.

Time limit

Each correspondence course has a time limit for completion: credit, 3.0 credit hours, has a time limit of 1 term/4 months for completion; 1 full credit, 6.0 credit hours, has a time limit of 2 full terms/8 months.

Those students intending to do most or a significant portion of their degree by extension/correspondence are advised to plan accordingly to spend the required time to complete the course work.

CAUTION: Avoid Burnout!!

Full-time studies with limited distractions are the best choice if possible. Full-time studies and part-time jobs are difficult but accomplishable and constitute the bulk of correspondence students. HOWEVER, full time studies and full time jobs seldom, if ever, go well together and constitute a large failure risk on the part of the academic student.

It is advised that the student who takes 3-5 courses by correspondence per term be ready to apply themselves full-time to the academic work involved. 3 courses or more per term constitute ‘full-time’ studies for the purpose of student loans in Canada. It is advised that the full-time correspondence student take advantage of such funding to supplement meeting personal expenses while involved in the pursuit of a certificate, diploma or degree. The FLSM Registrar will assist students wishing to apply for a Canada Student Loan.

Practicum Component: 

As per the Calendar below, 1 full credit or Practicum per year is required for those seeking Certificate, Diploma, Associate Degree and/or full Degree with FLSM. Due to liason and marking requirements, this credit is treated as a regular course for degree purposes and is billed accordingly.

Upon request for the practicum credit, the student will receive a ‘practicum package’ and be asked to give 1 day per week to a helping ministry of the student’s choice (approved by student supervisor). It may be either a voluntary or paid position.

The student and FLSM student supervisor will arrange in tandem for the supervisor of the ministry to monitor the student. Those involved in a ministry at the present may arrange for a supervisor at their job location who will monitor their work for one day of each week.

A signature sheet and monthly progress report will be required from the practicum site supervisor to help determine the growing edge for the student. The signature sheet and progress report will be faxed to the school monthly. It will be the student’s responsibility to ensure the monthly reporting is accomplished.

* On line conference and guidance available: Computer requirement –

On-line assistance is available for the student. If the student wishes to use video teleconference, the student will require access to a computer with sufficient capability. The communication between student and student supervisor will be by Skype teleconference and will require prearrangement with the student supervisor. Please be advised the student will need a Windows XP or Vista computer system, with webcam, capable of the task.

If the student does not have a suitable computer and would like assistance purchasing the same, FLSM will supply either a modern desktop/laptop system (student choice) with webcam for the student for $600 Canadian funds plus actual mailing costs. The mailing charge will be determined in advance and the student informed prior to billing.

If the student prefers to purchase their own computer, please pre-discuss with the school the particular purchase in order to ensure the best capability for staff student communication: i.e. the school will assist the student in finding the appropriate system at the best price. You may determine the suitability by contact with the FLSM registrar at ‘folsom.registrar@sasktel.net’.

Programs Offered

Fountain of Life College

Undergraduate Programs (3-4 years)

  • 1 Year Certificate in Pastoral Ministry & Counseling = 30 credit hours
  • 2 Year Diploma in Pastoral Ministry & Counseling = 60 credit hours
  • 3 Year Associate Degree in Pastoral Ministry & Counseling = 90 credit hours
  • 4 Year Bachelor of Arts & Humanities in Pastoral Ministry & Counseling = 120 credit hours

Fountain of Life Graduate School

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Arts & Humanities in Pastoral Ministry & Clinical Counseling (2 years)
  • Master of Divinity (3rd Year Addition to MA)

 

 

Curriculum: Core Course Components Offered

Tentative Schedule for 2011 – 2012. Subject to change until term begins.

BACHELOR OF ARTS
in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel

PURPOSE:
The B.A. program is designed for those persons who wish to pursue theological education at an undergraduate level. Those
entering this program should consult with their denominational judicatories to see if it qualifies them for ordained ministry.

 Course numbering: eg ENGL1106

ENGL  =  English Department
1 = Year of Studies, 1-4 (100-400) undergraduate; 5-7 graduate; 8 postgraduate
1 = course number in department, 1-9
0 = term: i.e. 0 = full year; 1 = 1st term; 2 = 2nd term
6 = credit hours: full year, 6; single term, 3
ENGL = English; COMP = Computers; PCAC = Pastoral Care and Counsel, BIBL = Biblical Studies,
PRAC = Practical Theology, IDST = Interdisciplinary Studies, THEO = Theology
Key to the following: 4 letter course designate, course #, course title, # of credit hrs

Year 1)  Certificate in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel

ENGL1106  Review of English Skills, K-U  6 1.0

COMP1106  Introductory Computer and Research Skills    6 1.0

PCAC1113 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling 1, Group   3 0.5

PCAC1223 Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling   3 0.5   

BIBL1113  Old and New Testament Introductory Survey   3 0.5

PRAC1223  The Power of Prayer   3 0.5

PRAC1106 Practicum Assignment (includes monthly group work)   6 1.0

Required for Completion of 1st Year/Certificate Program   30 credit hours/5.0 full credits at 6.0 credit hours per credit   30/5  

 

Year 2)  Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel

ENGL2106  English Composition for Public Presentation   6 1.0

COMP2106  Use of Biblical Programs for Research   6 1.0

BIBL2113  New Testament – Introduction to the Gospels   3 0.5

BIBL2223  Old Testament – the Pentateuch   3 0.5

PCAC2123  Intro. to Pastoral Care and Counseling 2, Individual skills   3 0.5

PRAC2103  Praise and Worship, Covenanting with God and Man   3 0.5 

PRAC2106  Practicum Assignment (includes monthly group work)   6 1.0

Required for Completion of 2nd Year/Diploma Program    30 5.0  60/10

 

Year 3)  Associate Degree in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel

PCAC3113  Intro to Family Therapy   3 0.5

PCAC3223  Ethics  3 0.5

BIBL3223  New Testament – The Pastoral Letters of Paul  3 0.5

BIBL3223  Old Testament – the Pentateuch  3 0.5

BIBL3106  Hermeneutics, Interpreting the Bible, Intro. Greek & Hebrew  6 1.0

PRAC3106  Angels, Demons and Cults  3 0.5

PRAC3223  Evangelism   3 0.5

PRAC3106  Practicum Assignment (includes monthly group work)  6 1.0

Required for Completion of 3rd Associate Degree Program    30 5.0  90/15

 

Year 4)  Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel

PCAC4113 Loss and Grief Counseling  3 0.5

PCAC4223 Counseling with Youth  3 0.5

BIBL4113 Old and New Testament - Integration Theology  3 0.5

IDST4113 Church and Office Administration Skills 3 0.5

PRAC4106  Senior Homiletics, includes mandatory Chapel presentation   6 1.0

PRAC4213 Ministry to Youth & Small Groups  3 0.5

IDST4223 Senior Seminar, Practical Development and Statement of Faith  3 0.5

PRAC4106  Practicum, Supervised Field Education  6 1.0

Required for Completion of 4th Year Program and Bachelor of Arts    30 5.0  120/20

 

MASTER OF ARTS

in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel

This degree requires previous course work in a Biblical degree program.

 

1st Year – Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel

ENGL5106 English Skills, K-U, Computer & Composition Level 1 6 1.0 

PCAC5106  Introduction to Christian Counseling (Collins) 6 1.0

PCAC5213  Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling 3 0.5

PCAC5323 Psychology of Counseling 3 0.5

PRAC5113 Understanding and Working with Addictions 3 0.5

PRAC5223 Crisis and Conflict Management 3 0.5

PRAC5206 Practicum, Student Counselor and Teaching Assistant   6 1.0

Required for Completion of 1st Year MA Program   30 5.0  30/5

 

2nd Year – Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Clinical Counsel

ENGL6103     Advanced English, Computer & Composition 3 0.5

BIBL6106 Hermeneutics: Introduction to Greek and Hebrew 6 1.0

THEO6113  An Introduction to Christian Ethics  3 0.5

BIBL6113  The Life and Counsel of Jesus  3 0.5

BIBL7533  Life and Work of Paul  3 0.5

PCAC6113 Introduction to Psychometric Testing  3 0.5

PCAC6223 Marriage, Family & Youth Counseling  3 0.5

PRAC6206 Practicum, Student Counselor and Teaching Assistant   6 1.0 

Required for Completion of 2nd/Completion MA Program   33 5.0  60/10

 

3rd Year toward Master of Divinity 

BIBL7113  Old and New Testament – Review and Integration 3 0.5

THEO7223  Systematic Theology 3 0.5

CHUR7113  Church History and Martyrdom - Survey to the Reformation 3 0.5

CHUR7223  Church History and Martyrdom - Survey Since the Reformation 3 0.5

PRAC7113 Homiletics - Principles and Practice 3 0.5

PRAC7223 Missions of the Church 3 0.5

PRAC7306  Senior Integration Seminar – Statement of Faith, Assessment 6 1.0

PRAC7406 Supervised Field Education, conclusive year 6 1.0 

Required for Completion of 3rd /Completion Year MDiv Program   30 5.0  90/15

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of capability to work in the English language.

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

The Grade Point Average is the weighted sum of the grade points earned divided by the number of courses attempted. Courses with a notation of “W” are not included in the GPA. The sessional grade point average (SGPA) refers to a particular session; the program grade point average is calculated on courses offered towards a degree program and is used to determine a student’s eligibility to graduate, it does not appear onthe official transcript; the cumulative grade pint average (CGPA) is calculated on all courses taken, and does appear on the official transcript. Only the most recent grade in repeated courses will be included in any GPA.

 

EXAMINATIONS AND FINAL GRADES

The year is divided into two terms and examinations are held during and at the end of each term. Some courses may substitute the final examination with a term paper or some other means of determining competence in the course. Alternative means of examination are at the discretion of each faculty member. Final grades are normally based on class exercises, including quizzes, and participation, term papers, completion of required readings and examinations or some combination of these and the grades are given according to the following scale:

 

GRADING SYSTEM: 60% Required to pass

Percent Grade Grade Pt. Value  Grade Definition

94-100 A+  4.00  Excellent

87-93 A  4.00

80-86 A- 3.67

77-79 B+  3.33  Good

73-76 B  3.00

70-72 B- 2.67

67-69 C+  2.33  Average

63-66 C  2.00

60-62 C- 1.67  Pass

0-59 F  0.0  Failure

 

Successful completion of ENGL 1106 and ENGL 2106 are required for graduation, regardless of the cumulative average, in order to meet board standards. The student must be able to display suitable comprehension skills. Remedial materials will need to be completed in order to earn degree status.

 

ACADEMIC PROBATION AND DISMISSAL PROBATION:

All students who obtain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 1.67 and less than 2.00, and who are not already on probation, will be placed on academic probation, but are eligible to reregister.

 

DISMISSAL:

 1. Students placed on probation who, in their succeeding academic year, obtain a Grade Point Average of less than 2.00 will be placed on dismissal.

2. Students who, in any academic year, obtain a Grade Point Average less than 1.67 will be placed on dismissal for at least 1 year.

3. Students placed on probation or dismissal will be advised in writing of their status, of appeal dates, and/or procedures.

 

RE-ADMISSION FOLLOWING ACADEMIC DISMISSAL:

At the end of this period of academic dismissal, students may apply for re-admission and, if accepted, will be on probation. Only a student’s current academic standing appears on the official record:

Eligible to Register; May Register on Probation; Not Eligible to Register; or Graduated.

 

ADMISSION ON PROBATION

The Admissions Committee may recommend students with academic deficiencies (e.g., a Cumulative GPA of lower than a 2.00) for admission to Probation as Independent Students at FOLSOM. These students are expected to remove all deficiencies and raise their GPA to a 2.00 normally within a year from the time of admission to the College. After deficiencies have been removed, such students may apply for admission to the MA or MDiv program and seek permission to have the credits earned at FOLSOM while on Probation applied to their degree program.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of capability to work in the English language.

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