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In this course, you will learn what it means to have a Christian philosophy of education and why having one is a necessary part of being a Christian educator. You will explore what a Christian philosophy of education looks like in practice and discover practical ways to implement a Christian philosophy of education in your school and classroom.
- Explain the necessity of having a Christian philosophy of education.
- Recognize the importance of your calling as a Christian educator.
- Explain the impact a biblical worldview should have on your role as a Christian educator and the centrality of Scripture in your role.
- Understand why both parents and teachers are important, explain the roles they play in the lives of their students, and identify ways you can support parents.
- Explain why nurturing your students is important and identify specific ways you can nurture them.
- Identify practical ways to implement discipleship and mentoring.
- Understand why implementing a biblical worldview into your curriculum is important and explain ways you can do so.
- Be prepared to respond to attacks on Christian philosophy and discuss ways you can prepare your students to face such attacks.
- Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Post-doctoral work
- Temple University in Philadelphia, EdD
- Texas A&M, MEd
- Eastern Mennonite University, BS
I have a lot of new ideas. Very intriguing.Susan
The lectures were written in such a way that they are easy to understand, not lengthy, and based mostly on the lecturer’s experiences. However, it would be nice to also include a more structured and content based lectures in the lessons. The quizzes were easy and short, it emphasizes more on application and understanding of the lectures which is nice, however some of the answer options seems to be quite confusing as it was not clear. I also had a hard time purchasing the required textbook, as it is not available in my country and very limited places sell them. I would suggest making them available online so people like me who resides outside of US can purchase them through ODBU instead.Joceline
I am blown away by the content presented by Dr. Black and have been thoroughly blessed to take part in this course. Often I found myself yelling out, “Amen!” and “Yes, girl!”. I am encouraged and inspired by this study.Erin
I am grateful that you have provided an opportunity for ACSI certificate renewal in such a difficult time for the world. Thank you for your efforts in helping educators!Aaron
Good review and challenging ideas for educators.Daniel
Great course. I learned plenty of interesting biblical facts I can carry on to my students and others. Dr. Black is an amazing lecturer.Manuel
I really enjoyed this course. It was encouraging, challenging, and motivating. It gave me a lot of practical ways to improve the way I teach.Amylee
There was a lot of new and interesting information that was presented to me. It has given me a new way of thinking and learning from my students and other teachers.Alexa
This class is well organized and well put together. Ellen, the instructor did a great job relaying the information about teaching in a Christian school. There is a flow to the lessons along with depth of information. I appreciate all the different layers that were taught.Cheryl
I love how Professor Black taught this course. The word of God was the center of her teaching. She provided excellent examples and explanation of what Christian philosophy of education truly is. She made it very interesting.
Thank you so much for a job well done.
Thank you so much! It was a very informative class!Emily
Dr. Black was so encouraging and informative. It wasn’t just a “course” for her to teach, but she presented it with passion and joy. Thank you!Marcia
This was a good course that let me go at my own pace.Joan
I really enjoyed this course. I loved the material and flexibility it offered. I enjoyed the reading and was challenged with new ideas. Thank you.Lori
I truly enjoyed the course. I felt that the information was easily applied to my area of instruction.Angela
I learned so much from this course. Between Dr. Black’s lectures, the reading, and the thought-provoking discussion and journal questions, God used this class greatly in my life as a Christian educator. I would, and will, highly recommend this course to any Christian educator in any educational capacity. Thank you so much for this wonderful and affordable learning opportunity!Anna
I was both inspired and impressed with this course. I have already recommended it to my co-workers and administration at the school I currently work. Well done! 🙂Kimberly
I love how you have the transcript of the videos. My husband is recovering from a serious medical issue. I am really not able to leave him, so in lieu of watching some of the videos, I could just read the transcripts. I did enjoy the speaker of the videos though!Amy
Enjoyed the course and am taking some key points back to my classroom.Shelly
I really enjoyed the Christ centered teaching on how to bring a Christ centered education setting.Courtney
I enjoyed the course and the readings. In comparing the three texts each offered a different approach to the content but were surprisingly consistent in that area. I preferred Teaching RedemptivelyWinston
I really enjoyed the flexibility of completing it on my own time and not losing progress if I needed to pause a video or watch a video and then review my notes to do the journal the next day. I also enjoyed the videos, they kept me engaged and made it really easy to write the paper.Brittany
The videos were very interesting to watch, with lots of good information. I highly recommend the book BY DESIGN by Martha MacCullough, as it helped me form my Christian Philosophy of Education specifically and thoroughly. I am a better School Counselor and parent for having taken this course.Anne
I thought the ability to read the transcripts during the lectures was very helpful! My biggest weakness in learning is auditory, so to be able to read it for myself made a huge difference for me!Haley
I appreciated the way the course was split up into short and manageable sections. With the short video lessons, the interactive discussion, and the quiz, this gave me an opportunity to study and learn without feeling overwhelmed.Geoffrey
I absolutely loved this course. The lectures are short, but meaningful. I really enjoy the visuals that are given with each lecture as well as the text so I can read along with the video. The directions for the CPoE paper were very helpful and clear.Amber
I really enjoyed the course and the reading materials. This course definitely helped me to recognize areas I need to improve and grow.Laquitia
I love how you have the transcript of the videos. My husband is recovering from a serious medical issue. I am really not able to leave him, so in lieu of watching some of the videos, i could just read the transcripts. I did enjoy the speaker of the videos though!Amy
I am very impressed. Thank you so much for this opportunity.Daniela
I chose to read the lectures. I really appreciated that function. However, I felt like the professor could have covered the objectives a littl more clearly. Her passion was obvious, and I appreciated that.Pam
Excellent course for beginning and returning Christian School educators. Thanks for the succinct and timely information shared in this course. I am very thankful to have worked through this information. May God bless your efforts. Dr. Black, you are a wonderful instructor!Robert