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Certified Christian Educators

Educator Certification - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Select from the topics below and click on any of the questions below to see the related response. 

 

Why Educator Certification?

What is Educator Certification?

I have a job. My congregation is happy with my work. Why should I pursue Educator Certification?

I am a pastor with responsibilities for Christian formation. Why should I think about Educator Certification?

Will Educator Certification make me more employable?

What if I have additional questions related to the Educator Certification process and they are not addressed here?


 

Getting Started

How do I get started in the Educator Certification process?

My presbytery has not yet appointed an Educator Certification Advisor. What should I do?


 

Educator Certification Expenses and Timing

How much does certification cost?

How long can I expect the process to take?

I have limited/no study funds. Is there a way I can get some training?


 

Levels of Educator Certification

I have seen reference to the Enrolled Educational Assistant (EEA). What is this designation?

What is required to become a Christian Education Associate (CEA)? Why become a CEA?

As a Certified Associate Christian Educator (CACE), what must I do to become a Certified Christian Educator (CCE)?


 

Educator Certification Coursework

What courses are required to complete Certified Christian Educator (CCE) requirements?

Can I get credit for college and/or seminary courses I have taken?

Where can I find information about approved courses and a schedule of when and where courses are offered?

What knowledge and skills will I need to be able to demonstrate in Religious Education Theory and Practice?

What knowledge and skills will I need to be able to demonstrate in Biblical Interpretation?

What knowledge and skills will I need to be able to demonstrate in Reformed Theology?

What knowledge and skills will I need to be able to demonstrate in Human Growth and Faith Development?

What knowledge and skills will I need to be able to demonstrate in Presbyterian Polity, Program and Mission?

What knowledge and skills will I need to be able to demonstrate in Presbyterian Polity, Program and Mission?

What knowledge and skills will I need to be able to demonstrate in Worship and Sacraments?

How much reading and writing can I expect to do for each course?


 

Certified Christian Educator Exam Process

What is the Certified Educator Certification Exam?

What help and support is available during the CCE exam period?

What is a CCE Reference Group?

What gifts and knowledge are important when selecting a CCE Reference Group?

What is the most common problem in CCE exams that require a rewrite?

How many times may I rewrite the exam?

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