The Course of Study in El Salvador is intended to establish a more regular theological education for the Methodist Church in Central America. The three-year Spanish-language program is designed to prepare men and women who wish to acquire theological and ministerial education but are unable to attend a seminary. The Course of Study seeks to enrich church leaders’ ministry in their local churches and in their communities. This program is also suitable for anyone seeking advanced training in Christian education or ordination into Christian ministry. Twice each year, a group of teachers from Latin America and the U.S. participate in the Course of Study and meet with students from Central America meet in Ahuachapán, El Salvador, for an intensive week of coursework. 

This program is possible thanks to the coordinated work of the Hispanic House of Studies, the Methodist Church in El Salvador, The General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church, and The General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. 


"Through the Course of Study program in El Salvador, we have been able to strengthen pastoral roles and practices in Methodist churches in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panamá. We have offered our participants a high-quality program of theological formation focused on their ministerial and contextual needs. The impact of the Course of Study can be seen in how our students have grown to become clergy and to fulfill positions of national leadership in their countries. It is a joy to witness these women grow in their ministries for the work of Christ.”