The National School Chaplain Association or NSCA is the organization behind the largest school chaplain certification program in the US and they have now streamlined their training with their new online chaplain school. Having previously trained and accredited over 24,000 chaplains who are now working in schools across the country, they recommend that anyone who is interested in becoming a chaplain enroll in one of their certified programs.
More information is available at https://nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org/
In particular, the NSCA wants to stress that they now have different study paths for applicants, depending on their level of education and their job experience. Whether an applicant is a high school or university graduate, a qualified and experienced teacher, or a person with a background in church ministry, NSCA’s education team will help them find their right training path.
The NSCA holds ministry experience in particularly high esteem, which is why they now accept individuals who do not have a university degree if they have ministerial experience, like being a youth pastor, or being a chaplain in another area, for example, a police or hospital chaplain.
More information on who can apply to the NSCA’s chaplain school can be accessed at https://nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org/chaplains/
Once the team at NSCA has identified the best study path for an applicant, they will help them complete their enrollment and advise them on the documentation they require. Then, a student will be able to start their studies immediately, as the organization’s new online program is a completely personalized one.
NSCA has partnered with Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma in order to offer their new online chaplain school, which was one of the country’s top-ranked universities in the 2022-23 edition of Best Colleges.
The goal of the chaplaincy program is to equip participants with the knowledge and tools they will need to provide meaningful counseling, pastoral and spiritual care in elementary, middle and high schools in the US.
A spokesperson for the NSCA said, “Our chaplain certification unlocks complete access to our chaplain resources, a team to offer personalized service and support, a personalized online plan to track your progress toward certification, 360 access to comprehensive online training, top of the line in service support from senior chaplains and free career and job resources.”
Interested readers can also support the work of the organization at https://missiongeneration.app.neoncrm.com/forms/nsca
National School Chaplain Association
PO Box 720746
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