Continuing Education

The correspondence courses of the Continuing Education Program offer students the opportunity to do independent study, working at their own pace. This program is available to assist students by providing optional learning experiences that will help them develop their personal journey path through life.   We are on a continuous journey, and it’s important to expandContinue reading “Continuing Education”

Emerson New Thought Centers

AddressEmerson Theological Institute40359 Hwy 41, Suite 2PO Box 2127Oakhurst, CA 93644Contact DetailsPhone: 559-642-4616Fax: Emerson Theological Institute Headquarters Staff Dr. Angelo Pizelo, PresidentDr. Bob Hand, Vice PresidentDr. Stella Pizelo, Vice PresidentDr. Craig R. Haley, Co-Chairperson, Department of Humane Religious StudiesDr. Kris Lecakes Haley, Co-Chairperson, Department of Humane Religious Studies Affiliated New Thought Centers Meaning ofContinue reading “Emerson New Thought Centers”


“Every artist was first an amateur”…Ralph Waldo Emerson Spotlight on just a few of our Emerson Graduates Dr. Nick Angotti is the Executive Director, Transcendence Global Media, NFP; Co-Founder-Exec Dir. of the Peace On Earth Film Festival. He’s also a veteran actor of 25 years, who has starred in over 50 television shows, appeared in aContinue reading “Alumni”


Emerson Institute assigns faculty to be Program Advisors for students. They can assist students with questions, enrollment process, class information, as well as degree and credential information. Advisors can help students attain their spiritual, academic, and career goals. For further assistance contact Emerson Institute.


There is a $150. initial enrollment fee for one program, which must accompany the Application Form.  Each additional Program enrolled in costs $100. each. Distance Learning Courses costs $75. per semester unit of study. Textbooks have varying costs and may be purchased through Emerson Institute or online through sites such as Amazon or Apple iTunesContinue reading “Fees”

Application for Student Enrollment

Semester Start You may start at any time; there is no need to wait for the next semester. Emerson’s many course offerings, whether in the classroom or through distance learning, are outcome driven and designed to accommodate each student’s unique time and location restraints. Designing Your Program Students working on degree programs may design anContinue reading “Application for Student Enrollment”

Emerson New Thought Affiliates

To help Emerson Institute expand its services to ministers and practitioners in the field, a new church, ENTC, has been created. It is literally a “church without walls” and embraces the entire planet as a potential congregation. Ministers, practitioners and other graduates who want to serve their communities but do not have a church, mayContinue reading “Emerson New Thought Affiliates”

Seminary of the Great Lakes

The Seminary of the Great Lakes is an Emerson Theological Institute Campus and has has been commissioned by the Board of Regents. The contact information is shown below. Seminary of the Great Lakes, an Affiliate of Emerson Theological Institute Dean: Rev. Dr. Linda Wetherbe, Ed.D. President: Dr. Lisa L. Stewart, D.D. Office Manager: Linda Mrochinski 3211 So.Continue reading “Seminary of the Great Lakes”

Department of Humane Religious Studies

Emerson Theological Institute is the first theology school in the world to offer Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree programs in Humane Religious Studies. The cornerstone of Emerson’s Department of Humane Religious Studies is the Passmore Animal Chaplain Program. Once an Animal Chaplain completes the program and receives the Animal Chaplain Credential, he/she becomes eligible for full Ordination after completing oneContinue reading “Department of Humane Religious Studies”

Ministerial Credential, Religious Science

Prerequisites Practical Spirituality 100 series (6 semester units – 90 instructional hours) Practical Spirituality 200 series (6 semester units – 90 instructional hours) Practical Spirituality 300 series (6 semester units – 90 instructional hours) Practitioner Internship (6 semester units – 90 instructional hours) Completed Student Enrollment Application form Payment of Fees Notes To be enrolledContinue reading “Ministerial Credential, Religious Science”