In designing any proper curriculum for the clergy, the need for a really good background in history stands out to me. I don't care whether the history one knows is from high school, college, seminary, or Course of Study, so long as the facts are acquired. An independent reading list to cover deficiencies might be a good thing. But the fact remains, unless you understand ancient history -- and a lot of it -- you can't make sense of the Bible. And unless you understand medieval and early modern history, you can't explain why there are so many denominations and what makes ours stand out.
I'm not just talking "Church History" courses. I'm talking general history, Western Civ, and all that. We can fill in the Church History at some formal point in clergy education (COS, Seminary, Reading Lists), but considering how poorly history is taught at the high school level, and how sparse the requirements for learning history are at the undergraduate level, I'm concerned that too many clergy (and I'm not just talking LLPs here) just don't know what they need to know.