In this new and revised Philosophy of Christian Education series (2023), multimedia segments present a foundation of teaching from an intentionally Christian perspective. Course 1 Foundations, the first of three courses in this series, explores key philosophical beliefs from a scriptural perspective and examines their impact on Christian education.
This course series fulfills ACSI's Philosophy of Christian Education requirement.
Course 2 (coming October 2023) | Course 3 (coming November 2023)
The Philosophy of Christian Education course is a key component of ACSI teacher certification. Upon completion of the video component, teachers should refer to the philosophy requirement checklist for additional certification requirements.
No matter what your role in education is - teacher, administrator, or support staff - much is usually expected of you. You can often feel pulled in multiple directions and as a result you can often feel discouraged, burned out, and ineffective. What should be your priority as an educator? How do you decide where to focus your energy and time? Are you really supposed to attend to all the needs of all the students? How should Christian education be different from secular education?
As an educator, you have probably been exposed to multiple instructional tools, methods, and theories that inform and assist your role in education. New ideas and new technologies have become a constant part of education often claiming superiority over past practices. As Christian educators, however, we follow an unchanging standard based on God and the gospel of Jesus Christ that is the central theme of His Word. How does this story of transforming grace inform your methodology, theory, and practice?
"Your Christian School: A Culture of Grace?" will allow you to examine your priorities in your role of education. It will help and compel you to create a school or classroom that is aligned with the work God is doing in the lives of students.