The Unitarian Universalist Concentration includes courses in introductory and advanced counter-oppressive theologies and ministerial theories, as well as Unitarian Universalist identity and prophetic witness, and assists those in the concentration in their pursuit of a career as a Unitarian Universalist minister.
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The Starr King Unitarian Universalist Concentration, directed by Rev. Dr. Meg Richardson, prepares students for ministerial fellowship in the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Students may enroll in the Unitarian Universalist Concentration during General Registration by selecting the zero-credit concentration course in Populi. There is no application process and SKSM degree candidates who wish to enroll in the concentration will be accepted. It is possible for students to be enrolled in both the UU Concentration and the Chaplaincy Concentration.
The following classes are required to complete the Unitarian Universalist Concentration, organized here following the Ministerial Fellowship Committee’s areas of ministerial competence. All three of the core intensives required of SKSM students are included. Students also need to fulfill the SKSM’s Symposia requirement.
The remaining credits for the degree program can be filled with elective courses or the requirements of an additional concentration. Students also work with their advisors to ensure they meet SKSM’s threshold requirements. In addition to coursework, all students will complete at least two semesters of field education, recommended to start after the first year of seminary:
The final requirement is participation in a five-week spiritual direction group each year with fellow Starr King students led by the Director of Spiritual Care Services. Participation in the UUA/UUMA Ministerial Formation Network’s monthly meetings and seminars are strongly encouraged.