Home-study seminary classes can be organized in places where students cannot attend a daily class because of distance or other factors such as a disability. It is usually organized within the ward. S&I-prepared materials are provided for weekday study at home. Students participate in one or more classes each week under the direction of a stake teacher to discuss their studies. Home-study students from several wards can meet together occasionally for instruction under the direction of the S&I representative. Under the direction of stake Young Men and Young Women leaders, an activity could be held in conjunction with this instruction. Classes should not be held on Sunday unless the Church Board of Education has given specific approval.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does seminary have a home study option?
Is there an option for taking seminary online?
LDS Seminary and Institutes of Religion is testing various technologies to provide a seminary experience for students who do not easily fit within daily, home-study, or released-time seminary programs. Online Seminary is a pilot program that uses internet technology to reach those students. Online Seminary instruction includes text, video, pictures, and questions that guide students through their scripture study. Like all S&I programs, Online Seminary operates under the direction of local priesthood leadership. It is not an independent study option; students are organized into classes with a called teacher who shepherds them through the course by encouraging student participation, supervising their online work, and making sure students participate in the weekly class. Because online seminary is a pilot program, participation is limited for the time being.
Is there another website that provides resources to teachers?
What is WISE and how to do teachers access it?
The Worldwide Institute and Seminary Enrollment system (WISE) is a new web-based enrollment software for Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. WISE will eventually replace STAR, ISTAR, and CSTAR and is now accessible by most institute and seminary programs. WISE can be used to set up classes, enroll students, track attendance, process graduation, and do many other tasks. For more information, please see the WISE Help Topic page on The Educator: A site for teachers and leaders of Seminaries and Institute, or click here to directly login to WISE.