Upper Midwest Extension Course of Study School

For Part-time Local Pastors

At Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa

The Upper Midwest Extension Course of Study School is designed for part-time local pastors from Iowa and the upper Midwest.  The school is part of the Course of Study system of The United Methodist Church, and operates under the sponsorship of the regional course of study school at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.  Licensed local pastors who are appointed to serve part-time are eligible to enroll.  Classes will be held on two weekends, spring and fall, with 4–6 weeks between class sessions. Advance assignments are a part of every course. Students will arrange their own housing in local motels. Meals are available in nearby restaurants and in the Morningside cafeteria when the college is in session.  Follow these links for directions to the Morningside campus and a campus map.  Classes are held in the Robert M. Lincoln Center on campus.  Tuition is $275 per course. Questions about the Extension Course of Study School can be directed to the registrar, Rev. Carl Phillips, 712 370-7963; msumc@msn.com  and the Director Dennis Tevis, 319 572-1940. 


Registration Form

Grant and Scholarship Application

Brochure for Upper Midwest Course of Study School

Student Handbook 


Fall 2014 Course Offerings

COS 113 – Pastoral Care for Spiritual Formation

COS 212 – Theological Heritage: Early and Medieval

COS 311 – New Testament I

COS 411 – Hebrew Bible II

Class Sessions:

September 12, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

September 13, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

October 17, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

October 18, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline is August 1, 2014.



Spring 2015 Course Offerings

COS 124 –Transformative Leadership

COS 221 – Bible I

COS 312 –Theological Heritage III Medieval- Reformation

COS 422  -Theological Heritage IV  Wesleyan Movement

Class Sessions:

March 6, 6:00-9:30p.m.

March 7, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

April, 6:00-9:30 p.m. *(date pending)*

April 2, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline is January 24, 2015.