CTS is a member of the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE), which provides a variety of opportunities for students to experience the urban life of Chicago in a context of theological reflection and sociological analysis. Participation in one of SCUPE’s intensive courses (S-302 and S-309) affords the possibility of earning academic credit and fulfilling the cross-cultural requirement for the M.Div.

Students can fulfill one year of Supervised Concurrent Field Education with S-601, which is a 15-week supervised ministerial internship in a Chicago congregation that is offered in both the Spring and Summer terms.