One core value of ACSI is to have teachers who are equipped to integrate Scripture, model Christlike values, and be prepared to answer students’ questions from a solid foundation of scriptural principles. Teachers bring the truth of God’s Word into the study of all subject areas and help students find their way in a world that seems confusing or even conflicting at times. Some teachers have the added responsibility of helping to shape curriculum, guide students with loving discipline, and lead them to a saving knowledge of Jesus.
For all these reasons, teachers need to understand students and the place of faith in Christian education as well as how to integrate biblical truth into the overall curriculum planning and daily instruction. One way to accomplish that is to read, study, and develop a Christian Philosophy of Education (CPoE).
Excellent course for beginning and returning Christian School educators. Thanks for the succinct and timely information shared in this course. Dr. Black, you are a wonderful instructor!
I found the course to be excellent. Dr. Black’s lectures were so helpful and practical. I looked forward to watching them. The book I chose to read in conjunction with the course was By Design. I made a point of doing all the activities in Dr. MacCullough’s book, and it was quite rigorous. This course caused me to do some deep thinking about my philosophy of education, and I really appreciate that. Thank You!
Written assignments completed in the CPoE Requirement will need to be reviewed and signed off on by your school administrator (administrators should submit their materials to the school board chairman or the pastor of their church or school). If you are not currently employed in a Christian school, ACSI has made provisions for you to have a pastor (or a Christian school administrator that you know) sign off on your work.
Once you have completed both courses, here’s how to submit your CPoE Requirement to ACSI:
- Download, save, and print your Certificate of Completion.
- Download, save, and print the Administrator Approval Form, which your administrator will need to sign.
- Present the following materials to your administrator (administrators should submit their materials to the school board chairman or the pastor of their church or school):
- Christian Philosophy of Education Requirement Certificate of Completion
- CPoE Paper
- BILP Assignment
- Administrator Approval Form
Please note: If you are not currently employed in a Christian school, ACSI has made provisions for you to have a pastor (or a Christian school administrator that you know) sign off on your work. Once the Administrator Approval Form has been completed, you may submit it to ACSI. Please submit the form ONLY to ACSI, do NOT include your Certificate of Completion or course assignments.