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.
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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.
Application for Calvin University can be found here.
Dordt University Summer Course offerings can be found here.
Dordt University Summer Master of Education courses can be found here.
Application for Dordt University can be found here.
The Institute for Christian Studies Summer Course offerings can be found here.
Christian Schools International is offering the following:
Beautiful Works: Integrating Faith and Learning in the Classroom.
Fall Session: August 22 – December 5, 2023.
Click here for more information.
To view full list of course offerings for Summer 2023, please click here.
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.,
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Salary Category Evaluation
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