IVCF Partnership

You can receive TEDS graduate credit for NISET courses and begin working on a seminary degree. Staff training coursework may be applied toward applicable programs. All you need to do is submit the one-page special Visiting Student Application form before you can earn TEDS credit for these courses. You can combine your staff training with extension classes, online Distance Education, or wrap-around conference courses, which will move you closer to completing a theological degree at TEDS while still serving in ministry.


IVCF full-time staff taking courses on TEDS Deerfield campus merit a 50% reduction in the per hour tuition pricing. This applies to full-or part-time students. InterVarsity staff taking classes at one of Trinity’s extension sites will find tuition rates already significantly lower than those on the Deerfield campus.

“We have been actively involved as campus staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and have a strong passion for ministering to young adults. Both of our programs of study have really empowered us by giving us the proper “tools” to encourage and effectively minister to tomorrow’s leaders while they are in college. Trinity has challenged us to live with intention and to actively ask sharper questions in order to engage our faith and culture.”

—Dan (MDiv) & Kathy (MACP) Shiau


Taking staff training courses for TEDS credit is simple, but it requires some important steps:

  1. Ask for a TEDS course registration form when signing up for Staff Training at NISET.
  2. TEDS updates your transcript
  3. Upon completing staff training apply to a TEDS degree program
  4. Take additional classes through TEDS flexible study options
  5. Graduate!


TEDS offers some excellent degrees to propel you into ministry.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
Master of Divinity


Call us at 800.588.7705 to learn more about the TEDS and IVCF Partnership. Our TEDS Office of Extension and Affiliated Education will answer any questions you have regarding this partnership or provide you with information about our Extension Sites, Distance Education, conference wrap-around, and occasional courses.

For information on specific degree programs and upcoming courses on TEDS, Deerfield campus contact the TEDS/TGS Admissions Office at 800.345.TEDS or email us at [email protected].