The first level of SMT studies provides the student the basics of what is needed to function with academic advantage in Jewish ministry.  A Talmid is a disciple, a learner.  One engaged at the Talmid level is one aspiring to Kingdom usefulness within the Jewish world.  At the conclusion of these first ten core courses and two electives, theTalmid is awarded a Certificate of Completion of Talmid Studies (Level Alef ) from the SMT/MJBI.