Academic Credit

Academic Credit

The next opportunity for students to join the spiritual direction training program as part of Cohort Six. Cohort Six is scheduled to begin in Fall 2023. Dates are found on the Program Home page. Continuing Education students can apply to join the next cohort beginning now. Contact for an application. Applications are due June 1, 2023.

Courses may be taken as part of the spiritual formation and discipleship concentration or as elective credits. Any student registering for Spiritual Direction I in the fall semester should intend to take Spiritual Direction II in the spring semester. Email for more details.


For students to receive certification as a spiritual director from Truett Seminary, they must complete the second year of the program (Spiritual Direction III and IV). Courses must be taken in order. Students will ultimately receive 3 credit hours in the first academic year and 3 credit hours in the second academic year. We seek to keep students together through each semester of the program to create a cohort experience of shared prayer, conversation, practice, and mutual encouragement for soul care in ministry.

Practicum Opportunity

One special component of this training is the opportunity to serve as a spiritual director to Baylor undergrad students through a practicum process. Students, if you are a resident chaplain or hope to become one, we especially encourage you to participate!

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