The Christian School Teacher’s Certificate (CSTC) is a Vocate Christian School Employees Association  certificate, administered by the Credentials Committee. Endorsed by Edvance, it is a unique certificate in that it attempts to integrate theory and practice in Christian education. Therefore, it is important that all teachers in Edvance-affiliated schools be required to obtain this certificate as a priority for their professional development.

CSTC Application

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WE ARE PLEASED TO BE ADDING the  TEACHER ACADEMY 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 to be applied to Area of Study 3.
The TEACHER ACADEMY took place at Hamilton District Christian High School
August 19-23, 2013, August 18-22, 2014, August 24-28, 2015,  August 22-26, 2016,  August 21-25, 2017, August 20-24, 2018, August 19-23, 2019  August 25-27, 2020,
August 23-26, 2021 &
July 6-8 & Aug. 22-25, 2022.

Calvin University Summer Course offerings can be found here.
Dordt University Summer Course offerings can be found here.
The Institute for Christian Studies Summer Course offerings can be found here.

Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) Spring/Summer 2023 Course Offerings:
Art, Religion, and Theology: Theologies of Art in the Christian Tradition
with Dr. Rebekah Smick
*CSTC Area 4
ICS AiO 120102 / 220102 S23*
ICH3350HS / ICH6350HS L4101**
Experiential Learning in Faith and the Arts: Artists’ Workshop
with Dr. Rebekah Smick, and David Holt
*CSTC Area 4
ICS AiO 1501VAA / 2501VAA S23*
ICP3851HS / ICP6851HS 0101**
Experiential Learning in Faith and the Arts: Writers’ Workshop
with Dr. Rebekah Smick, and John Terpstra
*CSTC Area 4
ICS AiO 1501WA / 2501WA S23*
Finding Joy in Learning
with Dr. Edith van der Boom
*CSTC Area 4
ICSD 260001 S23*
Lead From Where You Are: Making a Difference in the Face of Tough Problems, Big Questions, and Organizational Politics
with Dr. Gideon Strauss
*CSTC Area 2 or 4
ICSD 132504/260003 S23*

The Teacher Academy would be completed as an Independent Study and would have an expectation that you implement the project that you worked on in the summer. The Independent Study proposal must be sent to the Vocate office for approval prior to your attendance at the Teacher Academy.

Please mail all correspondence to:

Attn: Credentials Committee
777 Garner Road E.,
Ancaster, ON
L9K 1J4