Certificate Programs


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Certificate of Professional Studies

The Certificate of Professional Studies is a one-year program that provides continuing education for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree. By combining courses in biblical studies and professional studies in a specialized field, students strengthen their personal faith and increase skills for professional leadership. Certificates are available in Biblical Studies; Children, Youth & Family Studies; Early Childhood Education; and Intercultural Studies. Click here to learn more.

Certificate in Biblical Studies

The Certificate in Biblical Studies provides a one-year program for undergraduate students seeking to grow in Christ by biblically-grounding their faith. The program focuses on holistic discipleship, by strengthening head (informed faith), heart (passionate faith), and hands (active faith). Coursework includes transferable college credit to a program at Trinity or another educational institution. Click here to learn more.

Certificate in Early Learning

The Certificate in Early Learning is a 20-credit program designed for working professionals in early childhood education to provide a faith-based perspective on child development, learning environments, curriculum development, and more. Classes are offered both online and on campus. The certificate is awarded by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association. Click here to learn more.

ELCA Associate in Ministry Theological Education

Trinity offers courses that may fulfill theological education requirements and specialized studies for becoming an Associate in Ministry, a professional roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Interested persons are advised to contact their synod’s candidacy committee before enrolling in courses. Click here to learn more.