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CI Instructor Development Course
4 Payments of $75.00 USD Monthly

CI Instructor Development Course

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4 payments x $75.00 = $300.00

Course Description:

The CI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is designed explicitly for chaplains aiming to enhance their roles by becoming certified instructors for the Basic Chaplain Certification Training (BCT) program. This comprehensive program equips them with advanced teaching skills, methodologies, and tools for effectively training future chaplains. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including instructional design, engagement strategies, and the use of technology in education, focusing on creating supportive learning environments for a diverse range of learners.

Participants in the IDC are encouraged to engage in reflective practice, continuously evaluating and improving their teaching methods. This enhances the educational quality for future chaplains and contributes to the instructors' personal and professional growth. The emphasis on continuous learning ensures that chaplains remain abreast of the latest developments in pastoral care and education, fostering a culture of excellence and adaptability within the chaplaincy community.

Upon completing the IDC, chaplains receive a certification acknowledging their ability to teach the BCT program effectively. This certification opens new opportunities for leadership and service, playing a crucial role in shaping the future of chaplaincy. By equipping incoming chaplains with the necessary knowledge, skills, and ethical foundations, the program ensures the sustainability and relevance of chaplaincy services, preparing them to meet their communities' needs effectively.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and Apply APA Writing Style 
  • Motivate Student Learning 
  • Utilize Metaphors in Teaching
  • Implement Active Learning Techniques
  • Design and Evaluate Writing Assignments
  • Enhance Long-Term Learning
  • Employ Discussion-Based Teaching
  • Effective Use of Lecturing and PowerPoint
  • Integrate Technology in Teaching
  • Facilitate Experiential Learning
  • Link Writing with Learning
  • Foster Critical Thinking
  • Assessment and Grading
  • Creative Problem-Solving in Teaching
  • Master Chaplaincy Teaching Skills
  • Prepare for and Excel in Examinations

Target Student:

The target student for this course is a multifaceted individual with specific interests and educational goals, particularly within chaplaincy. These students are likely to possess the following characteristics and aspirations:

Current or Aspiring Chaplains: Individuals already serving as chaplains or those aspiring to enter chaplaincy who seek to enhance their teaching skills. They have a foundational understanding of chaplaincy's role and responsibilities and are motivated to expand their skill set to include effective teaching methodologies.

Educators in Religious Institutions: Teachers and educators working within religious schools, institutions, or community centers who aim to incorporate chaplaincy principles into their teaching practices. They seek to deepen their understanding of providing spiritual support and guidance through educational contexts.

Religious Leaders Seeking Educational Skills: Clergy or spiritual leaders who, while already proficient in their pastoral duties, wish to acquire or improve their teaching abilities to serve their communities better. They are interested in engaging congregants or community members in learning activities that promote spiritual growth and understanding.

Professionals in Spiritual Care: Individuals working in hospitals, the military, prisons, or other settings where spiritual care is provided. These professionals aim to integrate teaching into their practice, educating individuals and groups about coping mechanisms, ethical dilemmas, and spiritual growth.

Lifelong Learners with a Focus on Chaplaincy: Those with a personal or professional interest in the intersection of education, spirituality, and caregiving. They are lifelong learners who value the continuous development of their abilities to support others through teaching and guidance.

Individuals with a Background in Theology or Religious Studies: Students or graduates of theology, divinity, religious studies, or similar fields seeking practical skills to complement their theoretical knowledge. They aim to apply their understanding in real-world settings through teaching and chaplaincy.

Educational Administrators in Faith-Based Settings: School administrators, program directors, and curriculum developers in faith-based educational settings want to enhance their institution's offerings with comprehensive chaplaincy education programs. They seek to implement best practices in teaching and learning within their organizations.

The ideal candidate for this course is someone who is not only interested in the theoretical aspects of chaplaincy and education but also in the practical application of teaching skills within various contexts. They are committed to fostering environments of empathy, understanding, and spiritual growth, using education to enhance the well-being and spiritual resilience of those they serve.


To ensure success, The prerequisites are designed to ensure that participants have a sufficient background and readiness to engage deeply with the material. The requirements for this course might include:

Educational Background: A minimum of a bachelor's degree in theology, religious studies, education, counseling, psychology, or a related field. This ensures that participants have a foundational understanding of the concepts and contexts in which chaplaincy operates.

Experience in Chaplaincy or Related Fields: Practical experience in chaplaincy, pastoral care, or a related field is highly beneficial. This could include healthcare, military, educational, correctional, or community work. Such experience ensures that participants have a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of chaplains and are familiar with the contexts in which they operate.

Foundational Teaching Skills: While the course aims to enhance teaching skills specifically for chaplaincy, a basic level of teaching competency or experience is advantageous. This could include formal teaching experience, informal teaching roles within community or religious settings, or completion of introductory education courses.

Basic Understanding of Educational Psychology: Familiarity with the principles of educational psychology, including theories of learning and motivation, can help participants more effectively engage with the course material and apply it to their teaching practice.

Writing Proficiency: Given the emphasis on APA writing style and various writing assignments, participants should possess strong writing skills. This includes constructing well-organized, coherent, and logically argued texts by academic standards.

Technological Competency: As the course covers integrating technology into teaching, participants should be comfortable using essential educational technology tools and platforms. This includes familiarity with presentation software (like PowerPoint), learning management systems, and virtual communication tools.

Commitment to Personal and Professional Development: Participants should demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement, particularly in teaching, chaplaincy, and spiritual care.

Ethical Awareness and Sensitivity: A deep understanding of and commitment to ethical practices in teaching and chaplaincy. This includes sensitivity to cultural, religious, and personal differences among individuals and communities.

These prerequisites are designed to ensure that all participants have the necessary background to benefit fully from the course, contributing to a rich learning environment where experiences and insights can be shared effectively. Candidates who do not meet all these prerequisites may be considered case-by-case, provided they can demonstrate the ability to engage with the course content meaningfully.

Course Content

Lesson 1: How to Format Your Papers in APA Writing Style in 2024 

Lesson 2: Motivating Student Learning 

Lesson 3: Metaphors of Teaching 

Lesson 4: Active Learning 

Lesson 5: Writing Assignment 1 

Lesson 6: Making Learning Last 

Lesson 7: Discussion-Based Teaching 

Lesson 8: Lecturing and PowerPoint 

Lesson 9: Writing Assignment 2 

Lesson 10: Teaching and Technology 

Lesson 11: Experiential Learning 

Lesson 12: Writing and Learning 

Lesson 13: Writing Assignment 3 

Lesson 14: Critical Thinking 

Lesson 15: Assessment and Grading 

Lesson 16: Bonus: Teaching as Creative Problem-Solving 

Lesson 17: Writing Assignment 4 

Lesson 18: CI Proctored Mid-Term Examination 

Lesson 19: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 1-2) 

Lesson 20: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 3-4) 

Lesson 21: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 5-6) 

Lesson 22: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 7-8) 

Lesson 23: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 9-10) 

Lesson 24: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 11-12) 

Lesson 25: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 13-14) 

Lesson 26: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 15-16) 

Lesson 27: Teaching Skills: The Chaplaincy (Chapters 17-18) 

Lesson 28: CI IDC Final Examination

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