MASJE Internship Seminar


Instructor: Rev. Morgan C. Fletcher


Office Hours: By appointment

Course Synopsis:

As a requirement of a professional degree, MASJE students complete a 300-hour Internship.

Course Structure:

Course Objectives & Learning Goals

Democratic Learning Environment:

This course strongly encourages students of diverse backgrounds, politics, religious beliefs, and values to learn together and from one another in a respectful, democratic, and rigorous learning environment.

I understand my role and responsibility to you and the institution as facilitator of a productive learning environment. I also believe that democratic pedagogy supports increased student engagement and learning. Bridging my role as facilitator with a democratic approach and within an institutional setting, I have provided some structures and guidance to facilitate your learning, and welcome and encourage your collaboration on how to best structure our time together. One the first day of class, we will review and negotiate the syllabus. I have included areas within the syllabus where you can make choices about the course content, and welcome additional changes that best fit the learning needs of this particular classroom community.

Due the democratic nature of this course, students are asked to remain flexible as the course schedule may change. Any changes to the course schedule will be discussed and agreed upon as a group, and the updated schedule will be posted to Canvas and sent out to all students by the instructor through a Canvas announcement.  As opportunities arise, the class may leave campus during the class meeting time, always returning to campus by the end of our scheduled classroom time.

Course Objectives: As a result of participation in this course, students will:

Student Learning Goals: Co-created by students and instructor on the first day of class.

Hold each other accountable to these shared learning goals:

  1. Trusting that there is a purpose, openness to learning together
  2. Developing ability to be honest/real (while in process, don't know everything), be vulnerable, go deep
  3. Understand others and then work across differences
  4. Practice confidential reflection (people, organizations, experiences) & appropriate/professional sharing
  5. Practice self and collective accountability and responsibility (e.g.: 5 whys, addressing conflict rather than avoiding, break down big projects into doable tasks, set interim deadlines in order to meet larger deadlines)
  6. Prioritizing and practicing self care and intentionally organizing our time (e.g.: check in with each other)

Course Overview


Course Objectives



Degree Learning Goals: Please take some time to look over the Professional Degree Learning Goals (MDiv, MASC, MAPSC) and the Academic Degree Learning Goals (MTS, MA).

Incompletes:  If incompletes are allowed in this course, see the Master's Student Handbook for Policies and Procedures.

Pass/Fail:  Masters students wishing to take the class pass/fail should discuss this with the instructor by the second class session.

Academic Integrity and Community Covenant:  All students are expected to abide by Iliff’s statement on Academic Integrity, as published in the Masters Student Handbook, or the Joint PhD Statement on Academic Honesty, as published in the Joint PhD Student Handbook, as appropriate.  All participants in this class are expected to be familiar with Iliff’s Community Covenant.

Core ValuesAs a community, Iliff strives to live by this set of Core Values.

Accommodations:  Iliff engages in a collaborative effort with students with disabilities to reasonably accommodate student needs.   Students are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor to initiate the process of requesting accommodations.  The advising center can be contacted at or by phone at 303-765-1146. 

Writing Lab:  Grammar and organization are important for all written assignments.  Additional help is available from the Iliff Writing Lab, which is available for students of any level who need help beginning an assignment, organizing thoughts, or reviewing a final draft. 

Inclusive Language:  It is expected that all course participants will use inclusive language in speaking and writing, and will use terms that do not create barriers to classroom community. 

MASC Degree Learning Goals:

Students will...

Jun 01, 2018FriDUE: Background Checkdue by 05:00PM
Jun 04, 2018MonFinal Internship Agreementdue by 05:59AM
Jun 16, 2018SatReflective Journal #1due by 05:59AM
Jun 23, 2018SatReflective Journal #2due by 05:59AM
Jul 10, 2018TueReflective Journal #3due by 05:59AM
Jul 17, 2018TueReflective Journal #4due by 05:59AM
Jul 31, 2018TueReflective Journal #5due by 05:59AM
Aug 07, 2018TueReflective Journal #6due by 05:59AM
Aug 14, 2018TueDUE: Supervisor Evaluationdue by 06:00PM