The REACH Program is a credit-bearing academic program that is required for new international Master’s level students who have not graduated from a university in the United States. it includes attendance in the three-week intensive class CRW 540 – Language and Learning for Theological Education, which is held during three weeks in August, followed by a companion class, CRW 541, held during the fall semester. Students may attend the REACH program either in-person or online.

During the program, students develop skills for effective critical thinking, writing, and discussion, engage in shared worship experiences and archival research related to ministry, as well as visit museums and local churches in the Metro NY/NJ area.

Significance of the REACH Program:

  • – Research, Religion, Reflection
  • E – Expansion of English language skills for critical writing and speaking
  • A – Analysis of texts for reading and discussion
  • C – Communication, critical thinking, and culture
  • H – Holistic approach to theological study and learning

Example of Weekly Program

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Classes held from 9:30am to 4:45pm
Wednesday Research experience in the Drew University Archives and the Methodist Commission on Archives and History at Drew University
Friday Off-campus trips and special events