The Tarot School regards the learning of Tarot as an education with many facets, each reflecting the student and the world from a different perspective. In recognition of the value of focused and extended study, The Tarot School grants a degree in each of the following program facets:
Tarot School degrees are an official recognition of extensive studies satisfactorily completed, and are also preparations and initiations for further study.
Once you've earned your degree you'll receive a beautiful parchment certificate from
Degrees are Cumulative
Completion of any one facet of study earns a First Degree. If another degree is earned in another facet, it is added to the first one to become a Second Degree, with both facets named on the certificate. This process is thus cumulative, degree adding to degree.
Additional degree levels are also attainable through extended courses of study in the same facet.
Knowledge, theory, reading skills
The Tarot School Correspondence Course
Information; theory; written exercises; intuitive, divinational
Tarot Telecourse Program
An extensive program of study taught on the telephone. more info
Two credits are awarded for each 2-hour teleclass attended.
What gives a Tarot School degree its value is that the school is known and recognized in the international tarot community for its excellence and integrity. If a Tarot School degree student applies for a job as a reader with a media based reading business or a local metaphysical shop, or as a teacher at a local college, community college or adult education program, the degree adds a lot of power to that person's resume.
In addition, and perhaps primarily, the degree is a confirmation of a student's own skill and knowledge — and knowledge is certainly its own reward. We know that if you spend time studying tarot with us, you will change. Some of those changes are external, such as the increased skill you'll attain with the cards. Some of those changes are internal. You'll grow in your understanding of yourself, your world and the people around you. Tarot School degrees are cumulative and each recognizes and celebrates a degree of change.
As you probably know, tarot has been around for a long, long time. And yet, it has never achieved modern professional status. But it's moving in that direction these days. There is a national certification process which is different from a Tarot School degree. The relationship between these two is something like the relationship between a degree obtained from a law school and a state bar exam. We are a teaching institution and offer a degree to students who have spent time studying with us in formal programs under our direct supervision. It is a personal and interactive process. The certification boards only test what a person already knows and are not involved in the education process.
Over time, the academic study of tarot will play an increasingly important role in the professionalizing of the field. A Tarot School degree will certainly play a part in that development over the long term.
So you see, there are a number of ways that a Tarot School degree might be important to you. Each student is different and each has a personal experience of the process. But no matter what you ultimately choose to do with your degree, we'll be there with you every step of the way.