RS2 – 18 Classes (58 Qtr hrs)
This two-year program in religious studies is designed particularly for current and future teachers and/or leaders in a Messianic group. It encompasses the first year Certificate Program (with additional reading and assignments), and adds a second year which includes advanced language studies (9 Qtr hrs each of Hebrew and Greek) and classes particularly germane to theological and practical issues faced by Messianic groups.
Students enrolled in the RS2 Program are required to participate each quarter in the class “Studies in the Parashot.” The goal of this class is to help the student maintain a devotional life by a weekly reading of the Parashah and accompanying Haftarah and Apostolic texts. There is no tuition charged for this mandatory class, nor are credits awarded to those enrolled in the RS2 Program.
Those students who enter the RS2 Program without previous training in Hebrew or Greek should plan to take Beginning Hebrew in the first year, and Beginning Greek in the second year. It is not advisable to take both language classes in the same year, and to do so requires special permission from Student Services.
The first year of classes in the RS2 Program are identical with those required for the C1 Program, but will have additional assignments. The RS2 Program is designed to be completed in two academic years. However, some students may find it necessary to take fewer classes per quarter and thus to spread the RS2 Program out over a number of years. TR Institute will allow four years to complete the RS2 Program, and grant three extensions of six months each beyond the five years. The fee for each extension is $50.