Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (S&I) provides religious education for youth and young adults ages 14 to 30. Called teachers and employees work together to teach and administer this great educational program. Due to various needs and circumstances, S&I employs some men and women as full-time religious educators.
This page answers questions about how to prepare for and then apply for a career in S&I.
What are the personal qualifications for prospective teachers?
An individual who teaches the gospel to the youth of the Church in an S&I setting must:
- Be a worthy and active member of the Church and hold a current temple recommend.
- Relate to and be able to manage a classroom of teenagers.
- Demonstrate outstanding scripture-teaching skills.
- Be willing to abide by S&I policies, including dress and grooming standards.
- Complete the introductory seminary teaching course.
- Earn a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (full-time only).
What are the education requirements for employment with S&I?
The education requirements for individuals desiring a full-time teaching position with S&I include:
- An accredited bachelor’s degree. (S&I does not specify a major.)
- Completion of the seminary preservice training.
What if I do not live close to a preservice center?
If you live in an area where no S&I preservice center is available, you may also be considered for employment after:
- Successfully completing the approved preservice training coursework.
- Successfully completing at least one year as a called seminary teacher.
- Being observed and recommended by the local S&I coordinator.
- Being evaluated by an S&I preservice representative.
To whom should I direct further questions?
Address further questions to one of the online jobs seminar representatives (U.S., English only) or to a local S&I representative.