Educator Certification2018-08-28T19:24:28+00:00

EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION

The International League of Christian Schools offers teacher certification. The LCS Teacher Certification Program provides professional certification for qualified educators desiring to pursue a ministry in Christian education. Additionally, teachers who have been trained in secular universities and desire to acquire confidence in biblical instruction are encouraged to seek LCS certification which includes coursework in Biblical Philosophy of Education, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, and Life of Christ. Nearly all of our courses are offered fully online and many can be used to renew state teacher credentials (check with the LCS office for verification).

Preschool Staff Credentials can be obtained at three different levels.

ENTRY LEVEL

Education, Training, and Experience

  • CDA, or other state issued staff credential;
  • Portfolio;
  • Formal Observation;
  • At least 480 hours of working in preschool program

Bible

  • Educating from a Biblical World View, or equivalent Philosophy of Christian Education course.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CREDENTIAL

Education, Training, and Experience

  • 2 year degree; or,
  • 2 years of a 4-year program;
  • To include minimum of 6 hours in early childhood education(birth to age 8);
  • Minimum of one (1) year working experience in preschool program

Bible

  • Educating from a Biblical World View, or equivalent Philosophy of Christian Education course.
  • 3 hour in Biblical Studies from Bible College or University, or;
  • 10 Continuing Education Units (CEU).
  • Credentialed clergy from a recognized denomination may be exempt from this requirement. Please send a copy of ministerial credentials with application.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL CREDENTIAL

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Four year or higher degree
  • Minimum of twelve (12) hours of specific early childhood education (birth to age 8) to include areas of methods of instruction, growth and development, curriculum, health and safety.
  • Minimum of one (1) year working with preschool program
  • PEC/CET completion

Bible

  • Educating from a Biblical World View, or equivalent Philosophy of Christian Education course.
  • 6 hour in Biblical Studies from Bible College or University, or;
  • 18 Continuing Education Units (CEU).
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Educational Standards

  • Hold a 4-year bachelor’s (teaching) or master’s degree from an accredited or a recognized college or university, or;
  • Completion of a recognized teacher education program, or;
  • Minimum of 120 semester hours of undergraduate work
  • Meets the following minimum academic requirements
    • Fifty (50) semester hours in General Education
    • 9 hrs. Literature, Oral and Written Communication, or other Language Arts
    • 6 hrs. Psychology
    • 6 hrs. Science and Mathematics
    • 6 hrs. Social Science
    • 6 hrs. Humanities and Fine Arts
    • 17 hrs. in other courses (may include Bible and other related courses)
  • Twenty-Four (24) hours in Educational Studies (Ordained clergy from a recognized denomination may be exempt from this requirement. Please send ordination certificate or letter with application.)
    • 4 elementary methods courses
    • 1 secondary methods course
    • Student Teaching

Other Requirements

  • Must be employed by, or contracted by an ILCS member school, or hold a valid individual ILCS Professional membership (available at our website)
  • Biblical Studies/Christian Philosophy
  • Educating from a Biblical World View. or equivalent Philosophy of Christian Education course
  • 6 hour in Biblical Studies from Bible College or University, or;
  • 18 Continuing Education Units (CEU).
    • Courses are available through several outlets. Visit the Bible Training Page.
    • Choose From:
      • Synoptic Gospels
      • Prison Epistles
      • Old Testament Survey
      • New Testament Survey
  • Credentialed clergy from a recognized denomination may be exempt from this requirement. Please send a copy of ministerial credentials with application.

Education credit hours from a college/university are acceptable only if the college/university is accredited. For a list of accredited colleges/universities, refer to the book Accredited Institutions of Post-secondary Education (Washington, DC: American Council on Education), which may be available in your local library or online at www.chea.org.

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Educational Standards

  • Hold a 4-year bachelor’s (teaching) or master’s degree from an accredited or a recognized college or university;

Other Requirements

  • Must be employed by, or contracted by an ILCS member school, or hold a valid individual ILCS Professional membership
  • Biblical Studies/Christian Philosophy
    • Educating From A Biblical Worldview or equivalent Philosophy of Christian Education course; and
    • 6 hour in Biblical Studies from Bible College or University, or;
    • 18 Continuing Education Units (CEU)
    • Courses are available through several outlets. Visit the Bible Training page.
    • Choose from:
      • Synoptic Gospels
      • Prison Epistles
      • Old Testament Survey
      • New Testament Survey
    • Credentialed clergy from a recognized denomination may be exempt from this requirement. Please send a copy of ministerial credentials with application.
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