NORTH CAROLINA FIELD MINISTER PROGRAM
Curriculum and credit hours for inmates
The program is 127 hours, with the first 69 hours of the program being a set of core curriculum classes. The core curriculum mirrors the core curriculum at any liberal arts, accredited university. Inmates complete classes in history, algebra, English, and math. The remaining hours are focused on pastoral ministry and counseling classes.
Game Plan for Life has teamed up with The College at Southeastern and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to lead 30 men (in each graduating class) through a fully-accredited, four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry with a secondary emphasis on counseling.
For the inmates participating, they share with Game Plan for Life that this is “the opportunity of a lifetime.” Inmates forgo certain privileges, such as completing jobs and earning money, to participate in the program. Classes are four days a week in the morning with study hall in the afternoon, all day Friday and optional study hall on Tuesday night and Saturday.