Young Life Partnership

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

You can receive Trinity graduate credit for staff training courses, and begin working on a seminary degree. This course work (any 6 staff training courses), may be applied toward the free electives in all 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. Then you can continue working on a degree program by combining Distance Education courses online, Extension site courses and summer intensives on the Deerfield Campus. See a suggested path to degree completion.


For YL full-time staff courses taken on Trinity’s Deerfield campus merit a 50% reduction in the per hour tuition pricing. This applies to full-or part-time students. Young Life staff enjoying the convenience of classes at one of TEDS Extensions sites will find tuition rates already significantly lower than the Deerfield campus.

Getting Started

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
  2. TEDS updates your transcript
  3. Upon completion of any 6 staff training courses (+ Apologetics), apply to TEDS MA / Theological Studies degree program
  4. Take additional classes through TEDS Accessible options
  5. Graduate!

Degree Options

TEDS offers some excellent degrees to propel you into ministry.


Call us at 800.588.7705 to learn more about the TEDS – Young Life 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-arounds 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 [email protected].