First Time Students

If you choose the WV Extension as your Course of Study program, visit the First Time Students page to find out what to expect.

Our Community

We are a community of diverse Part-time Local Pastors who come from all over the United Methodist connection.


You can easily visit our Course listing Page and view all our courses by simply clicking on it.


Find valuable resources and information here to help you navigate through the Course of Study process.

Welcome to COSWV

The West Virginia Extension is for Part-time Local Pastors – except through special arrangements by the GBHEM. We are unique in that we provide a retreat setting and students are permitted to take up to two classes per term. Each course within the five year Course of Study paradigm is offered during the same term each year. Each class is a 20-hour educational experience.


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Courses Completed 2017


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