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K-12 Teaching and Learning, Graduate Certificate

K-12 Teaching and Learning, Graduate Certificate

BJU’s K-12 Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate will increase your effectiveness as a teacher and leader in Christian education through research-based skills with an included capstone opportunity.

Credits
18
Next Start
Mar. 1
Cost Per Credit
$450

No matter where you started with your education or where you started as a teacher or administrator, the Graduate Certificate in K-12 Teaching and Learning will help you excel in your calling as a K-12 instructor. SCOPE’s Certificate in K-12 Teaching and Learning program is fully online, with every course taught from the perspective of a biblically-informed worldview.

Program

The Certificate in K-12 Teaching and Learning offers niche professional development for adult learners looking to add education credits to their existing degree. If you’re already teaching or wanting to teach at a Christian school, this certificate will earn you additional credibility as an educator. 

The courses available through SCOPE’s certificate program can provide the academic credits that all teachers must take in order to retain their certification with professional teaching organizations.

American Association of Christian Schools

AACS has reviewed the K-12 Teaching and Learning Certificates (undergraduate and graduate) and will accept this coursework to count toward the requirements for AACS certification. Ed 275 and Ed 605 are approved for meeting the Christian Philosophy of Education requirement. The teacher is responsible for selecting courses that address identified deficiencies and meet the requirements for a certificate.  

A completed K-12 Teaching and Learning Certificate will satisfy the requirements for an alternate path to certification for teachers holding a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field, as long as the following courses are completed in the undergraduate certificate (Ed 275, Ed 305 or Ed 306, and Ed 380) or the graduate certificate (Ed 605, Ed 693, Ed 659 or Ed 678, and Ed 632). Those seeking a secondary teacher certification must also have 18 semester hours in each endorsed field (e.g. English, history, science).

Association of Christian Schools International

This coursework has been reviewed by ACSI to count toward the educational studies requirements of various certificates. Each teacher is responsible for selecting coursework that applies to their type of ACSI certificate (Elementary, Secondary, All Levels, etc.). Additionally, Ed 275 and Ed 605 have been approved by ACSI to fulfill the Christian Philosophy of Education requirement.

Georgia Association of Christian Schools

The GACS will recognize these SCOPE Teaching and Learning certificate programs for those having already obtained a four-year bachelor’s degree. Courses Ed 275 and Ed 605 will fulfill the Philosophy of Christian Education/Biblical Worldview requirement.  Each person is expected to select the courses that most closely apply to the certification endorsement they desire.

North Carolina Christian School Association

The NCCSA has reviewed the courses that are available through the SCOPE K–12 Teaching and Learning Certificate Program. Many of these courses can count toward the educational requirements of various NCCSA certificates. However, individuals are responsible to select the coursework that applies to their specific certificate available from the NCCSA Teacher Certification Program. In addition, Ed 275 and Ed 605 are approved by the NCCSA as additional ways for individuals to fulfill the Philosophy of Christian Education/Bible Doctrines requirement.

South Carolina Association of Christian Schools

After a review of the coursework offered through the SCOPE K-12 Teaching and Learning Certificate program, SCACS will count these courses toward the educational requirements of varying certificates.  Each educator is responsible for selecting coursework that applies to their type of PECS certificate (Elementary, Secondary, Specialist, etc.). In addition, Ed 275 and Ed 605 are approved to fulfill the Christian Philosophy / Biblical Worldview requirement.

Courses
  • Flexible schedule

  • All courses are online

  • Designed for the busy professional

You don’t have to leave your work or family behind to reach your goals. Every course in the program is 100% online, taught by faculty who will engage with you through Canvas, our digital Learning Management System. 

By pursuing the graduate-level certificate, you can roll those credits into one of SCOPE’s online education master’s degrees. 

Through SCOPE’s online program, you’ll gain

  • Input and instruction from seasoned, experienced faculty.
  • Philosophy of education courses.
  • Classes taught from a biblically-informed worldview.
  • A capstone opportunity where you’ll work with a faculty member and demonstrate teaching ability.
Course Description
Outcomes
Students will be able to:
  • Articulate a clear personal philosophy of Christian education.
  • Incorporate diverse teaching methods and strategies that are appropriate for encouraging successful student achievement.
  • Demonstrate appropriate planning and teaching skills in the K-12 environment.
Cost & Financial Aid

Teaching and Learning courses cost $450 per credit.

The total program cost for 18 credits is $8,100.

To be considered for federal financial aid, talk to a financial aid counselor.

Students who are current teachers or administrators at Christian schools are eligible for a 50% tuition discount.

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