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Certified Christian Educators

Certified Christian Educators

What is a Christian Educator?

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Christian educators are persons called by God to a ministry of education who demonstrate their faith in and love for Jesus Christ, are dedicated to the life of faith and are serious in purpose, honest in character and joyful in service. It is expected that Christian educators be persons with skills and training in biblical interpretation, Reformed theology, human development, religious education theory and practice, and the polity, programs and mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 


Application for Educator Certification

Download information about the educator certification process and connect to the online application process here


2022 Educator Certification Handbook Now Available

The handbook is designed to assist Christian educators, certification advisors, mid councils, and congregations to better understand the requirements and process for certification and endorsement. Please note that there has been an update to the selection of Educator Certification Advisors beginning in 2022. Download the 2022 Educator Certification Handbook here.


congregational involvement

Congregations can serve an important role in encouraging and supporting educators as they become interested in and pursue educator certification. Find out how to assist in the professional development of educators.


Support and advocacy for Christian Educators

The Association of Partners in Christian Education is a professional association concerned with the advancement of education in the church and is committed to the on-going witness of our faith in the Gospel.