Continuing Ed for Alums

Palmer continues to offer budget-friendly continuing education classes for alums who would like to audit available courses.

The following 3-credit Palmer courses are available to auditors for earning 3 Continuing Education units.

FALL 2021

PCEU 620A Theory and Practice of Christian Marriage Counseling (Dr. Timothy Pretz)

September 2 to December 9, Thursdays 3–6 pm, St. Davids 

Studies in pastoral care shows that pastors are usually the first professionals congregation members turn to when they experience difficulties. Research also shows that marriage and family issues rank as one of the top two categories that pastors are asked to respond to. This course will equip pastors and counselors with concepts and skills to minister effectively to couples experiencing marital difficulties, integrating both biblical principles and family systems theory. Students will learn to assess the immediate situation and possible generational issues in formulating their response, as well as recognizing when to refer. Students will also be challenged to deepen their ability to be self-reflective and how to use this as they counsel couples. 


Palmer alumni will be charged $60 to audit a course for 3 CEUs. This is the same amount an alumnus/alumna currently pays to register for a free audit (up to two per year). Those who are not Palmer alumni are invited to audit these courses as well to earn CEUs, so feel free to spread the word. They will be charged $150 to audit a course for 3 CEUs, and will be registered as Guest Students. 


1. Palmer Alumni and Guest Students, please use the Guest Registration Form. If you are a Palmer alumnus/a, please write that on the Guest Registration Form to ensure proper billing.

2. Submit the completed form directly to:
Eastern University Registrar’s Office
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
Phone: 610-341-5853
Fax: 610-341-1707