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Urantia Book
Teacher Education Program

The TEP is an innovative one-year online program to begin preparing teachers, ambassadors, and servant-leaders of the Urantia revelation

(339.6) 30:3.9   The entire ascendant plan of mortal progression is characterized by the practice of giving out to other beings new truth and experience just as soon as acquired. You work your way through the long school of Paradise attainment by serving as teachers to those pupils just behind you in the scale of progression.

Training Dedicated Readers of The Urantia Book

The hybrid one-year training program features a five-day, in-person Orientation and training session at Urantia Foundation, followed by three trimesters of online study and weekly training and discussion sessions on Zoom. It is designed for people who are serious students of the Urantia revelation with a track record of participation in study groups and Urantia Book education programs.

  • Offers a comprehensive review of the major themes and concepts of The Urantia Book

  • Provides a useful blend of content knowledge and skill-building practices

  • Prepares motivated students from around the world to effectively present the ideas and ideals of the Urantia revelation to their native cultures.

Calendar for the 2024 - 2025 Academic Year

November 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Accepting Applications (apply early to secure your spot)

August 5 - 9, 2024

In-Person Orientation

September 14, 2024 - June 13, 2025 

Trimesters 1, 2, and 3 (with breaks in between)

July 18, 2025

Capstone Project Due

Tuition and Scholarships

Cost of Tuition:

$400

Food and Lodging at Orientation:

free

Misc. Expenses:

Travel expenses to the Orientation (Zoom option is available)

Scholarships:

We do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone. Contact us for information about scholarships.

Workload:

10 hours per week (estimated)

How to Apply

Send us an email to receive the application.

UUI.Teacher.Education@urantiauniversity.org

TEP Structure

Program begins with an in-person orientation and training session

The Orientation for the 2024-2025 year will take place at Urantia Foundation in Chicago. This personal experience allows participants to meet their instructors and fellow students to form a cohesive cohort. Further, participants are oriented to the program’s structure, goals, and curriculum, along with some basic skill-building sessions. 

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Trimesters feature an overview of The Urantia Book

Each 10-week trimester consists of independent classwork and a weekly 3-hour live class on Zoom.

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Trimester One

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Trimester Two

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Trimester Three

Some elements span the whole year

Capstone Project

Students work on a project of their choosing that relates to teaching Urantia Book concepts, meanings, or values. They complete their project under the guidance of an advisor. The Capstone Project is the students' opportunity to apply what they have been learning in the program. 

Specialized Learning Modules

Skill-building learning modules are interwoven into the trimester material. Students take part in exercises that enhance their ability to communicate Urantia Book concepts, meanings, and values. These exercises prepare them for serving in a 1:1 ministerial setting, or in an academic classroom setting.

Circles of Trust

Underpinning the cohort experience is the formation of small Circles of Trust. Groups of four students meet throughout the year to share their experiences in an atmosphere of deep listening and encouragement with people who are also on a path toward greater God-consciousness.

Every epochal revelation had a school to promote its mission and train teachers

Learn about the history of the Teacher Education Program

Program Fundamentals

Knowledge Base

The Urantia Book Teacher Education Program curriculum builds on the student’s well-developed knowledge of The Urantia Book gained from years of prior study. It offers eager students the opportunity to develop a more comprehensive understanding and integrated perspective of the Urantia revelation through intensive study of the major concepts and themes of the text.

Spiritual Practices - Worship and Service to Others

At the heart of this education program is the formation and cultivation of spiritual habits that enhance our ability to practice the presence of God – to love and know God – and reinforce the practice of doing good for others – love in action. Students cultivate the strong, Jesusonian spiritual habits of contemplative prayer, worship, practicing the presence of God, embodying Supreme values, and the practice of discerning and doing the will of God. 

Skill-Building

We hone what we learn through doing, by engaging in activities that help to integrate and actualize the ideas we acquire through receiving information. During this first course, we will engage in thinking, writing, speaking, and creative activities that help us grow in insight, God-consciousness, and the ability to effectively communicate with others about the ideas and ideals of the Urantia revelation.​ The program acquaints students with modern teaching methods as well as educational principles and models from the past that are described in The Urantia Book, particularly the teaching techniques used by Jesus the Master Teacher.

Bring the Training Home to Your Own Culture

The study of prior epochal revelations informs us that each had an educational and outreach program, from the schools of the Planetary Prince and Adam and Eve to the Salem missionary school of Machiventa Melchizedek, and the apostolic and women’s corps of Jesus. In every case, interested people and prospective teachers and missionaries studied for a period of time at some kind of teaching hub and then returned to their own lands to present what they had learned in a language and form that was comprehensible to their particular culture. The Urantia Book Teacher Education Program undertakes to follow this model.

(339.6) 30:3.9   The entire ascendant plan of mortal progression is characterized by the practice of giving out to other beings new truth and experience just as soon as acquired. You work your way through the long school of Paradise attainment by serving as teachers to those pupils just behind you in the scale of progression.

Learn about the history of the Teacher Education Program

Symmetry of
Study, Worship, and Service

Knowledge Base

The Urantia Book Teacher Education Program curriculum builds on the student’s well-developed knowledge of The Urantia Book gained from years of prior study. It offers eager students the opportunity to develop a more comprehensive understanding and integrated perspective of the Urantia revelation through intensive study of the major concepts and themes of the text.

Skill-Building Practices

We hone what we learn through doing, by engaging in activities that help to integrate and actualize the ideas we acquire through receiving information. During this first course, we will engage in thinking, writing, speaking, and creative activities that help us grow in insight, God-consciousness, and the ability to effectively communicate with others about the ideas and ideals of the Urantia revelation. The program acquaints students with modern teaching methods as well as educational principles and models from the past that are described in The Urantia Book, particularly the teaching techniques used by Jesus the Master Teacher. 

Spiritual Practices - Worship and Service to Others

Bringing the Training Home to Your Own Culture

At the heart of this education program is the formation and cultivation of spiritual habits that enhance our ability to practice the presence of God – to love and know God – and reinforce the practice of doing good for others – love in action. Students cultivate the strong, Jesusonian spiritual habits of contemplative prayer, worship, practicing the presence of God, embodying Supreme values, and the practice of discerning and doing the will of God. 

The study of prior epochal revelations informs us that each had an educational and outreach program, from the schools of the Planetary Prince and Adam and Eve to the Salem missionary school of Machiventa Melchizedek, and the apostolic and women’s corps of Jesus. In every case, interested people and prospective teachers and missionaries studied for a period of time at some kind of teaching hub and then returned to their own lands to present what they had learned in a language and form that was comprehensible to their particular culture. The Urantia Book Teacher Education Program undertakes to follow this model.

If you’d like more information about our features, get in touch today.

Thank you to our donors.

This project is supported, in part, by a Mustard Seed Grant from Urantia Foundation.

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