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 for Spring 2021.   

SPRING 2021 

PCEU 621A Faith, Reason, and Justice (Phaedra Blocker)

Faith, Reason, and Justice Dr. Phaedra Blocker, Tuesday 7-10 pm:

This course will explore the interplay of faith, reason, and justice in the call of the Church to "put feet on" the Gospel. Students will investigate the ways in which the pursuit of social justice is grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (and how some Christians reject that notion), as well as explore how Christians in various times and contexts have drawn on their faith and their understanding of what it means to faithfully follow Christ in order to "proclaim good news to the poor, proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind [and] to set the oppressed free." 

PCEU 632A Women in the Bible (Deborah Winters) 

Women in the Bible Dr. Deborah Winters, Tuesday 3-6 pm:

This course investigates what some of the women in the Bible have to teach us about doing ministry in today's world. Although this course will be taught through the lives of the women in the Bible, the practical applications that can be learned from each of these biblical women are invaluable for anyone considering a career in ministry. 

PCEU 625 Ministry among Immigrant Populations (Mayra Picos Lee) 

Ministry among Immigrant Populations Dr. Mayra Picos Lee, Monday 7-10 pm:

Immigrant populations have increased in number and presence in the United States. They have been part of the history of this country since its origins. Theological reflection and the practice of a Christian ministry need to respond to these changes in US society. This course will reflect on the experience of immigrants in the US and the factors that characterize the experiences of immigrant groups in this country. A special emphasis will be given to theological and biblical reflections that will prepare seminarians for a ministry that considers the presence and contributions of immigrant groups and families in our communities.


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