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Christian School Instructor Certificate (Online)

The Christian School Educator Certificate is uniquely aligned with the Florida League of Christian Schools Accreditation process for teacher certification.  This certificate will provide the necessary requirements to meet the Professional (5-year) Elementary Teacher Credential.

Career Opportunities

  • Elementary Christian School Teacher (see “Professional (5-year) Elementary Teacher Credential”)

Professional (5-year) Elementary Teacher Credential

Educational Standards

  • Hold a 4-year bachelor’s (teaching) or master’s degree from an accredited or a recognized college or university,
  • Completion of a recognized teacher education program, or;
  • Minimum of 120 semester hours of undergraduate work that 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)
    • 24 hrs. in Educational Studies (Ordained clergy from a recognized denomination may be exempt from this requirement. Please send ordination certificate or letter with application.)
    • 5 elementary methods courses (included in this Christian School Instructor Certificate)

Curriculum Overview



$65 per credit hour in Summer; $85 per credit hour in Fall


Five or six 7-week courses 15- 18 credit hour program, beginning Summer 2023. Philosophy of Children Education course optional.