TRINITY SCHOOL FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY, Taiwan

— Trinity Course Specification

Features and Diplomas

Special Features

1. In a mission to provide life-long learning, study credits received have no time-limit, and may be gradually accumulated to receive the award of a diploma or degree.

2. Other than courses offered in conjunction with St. John’s University, there are no academic semesters or terms with TSCM, only “stand-alone” credit courses.

3. A “stand-alone” credit system means there are no courses that have a prior learning or credit-study requirement.  We think this is particularly meaningful in our digital world of profuse information via the internet.

4. Courses are offered in the daytime, with an occasional evening course. A special two-day-overnight weekend course may take a monastic character of daily offices with study.

Diplomas

1. We strictly adhere to a credit system that is based on the credit-hour requirement of public colleges in Taiwan and a teaching standard ensured by fully academically-qualified faculty/teachers.

2. In the early years, Trinity Hall had an Agreement on mutual recognition and exchange of faculty and students with the Episcopal St. Andrew’s Seminary in Manila, Philippines. TSCM will now seek to establish cooperation with other seminaries.

3. We offer the following diplomas:

(a) Diploma in Theology, 24 credits

Requirements: 1. College graduate or 2. Registered students of St. John’s University

(b) Diploma in Practical Theology, 20 credits

Requirements: 1. College graduate or 2. Registered students of St. John’s University

(c) Master of Theological Studies, 47 credits

Requirements: College graduate & a Christian with active church life