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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

Educator Certification Handbook

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. The 2024 Educator Certification Handbook is available here. Please note that within the Certified Christian Educator process, there has been a transition from the CCE Exam to an Integrative Project. For more details see pages 14–18 in the handbook. For further information for Educator Certification Advisors, contact the Educator Certification Committee.

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.