S&I Preservice Training Office
50 East North Temple Street, Floor 9
Salt Lake City UT 84150-2731
Within the Church Educational System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (S&I) provides religious education for youth and young adults ages 14-30. Called teachers and employees work together in the teaching and administration of this great educational program. Due to the needs and circumstances, S&I employs some men and women as full-time religious educators.
This page answers some questions you might have about the process to apply and prepare for a career in the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion.
An individual who teaches the gospel to the youth of the Church in a S&I setting must:
The following career options are available in S&I:
Most new teachers begin as released-time seminary teachers. Seminary principals, institute of religion teachers and directors, S&I coordinators, and other S&I administrators are often appointed from among the ranks of experienced seminary teachers.
The following are some of the benefits available to full-time S&I employees:
The education requirements for individuals desiring a full-time teaching position in S&I include:
Interested applicants must successfully complete Seminaries and Institutes of Religion preservice training courses through one of the preservice centers. A prospective seminary teacher should take the following S&I preservice training course at one of the S&I preservice centers.
Seminary Preservice Training Courses:
If you live in an area where no S&I preservice center is available, you may also be considered by employment after:
There are openings each year for seminary teachers. The number of openings varies from year to year, but typically the number of applicants far exceeds the openings. It would be wise to have other alternatives in mind in case a career with S&I does not develop.
Address further questions to one of the preservice centers or to a local S&I coordinator.