Foundations Certification Three-Year Program

Year One: The Foundations Course For Authentic Christian Teaching and Learning

2020 Dates to be Announced

Mission:  To impart the foundational philosophy, methods, and curriculum of Biblical classical Principle Approach teaching and learning for rebuilding the culture multi-generationally for Christ His Story.

The Foundations Course is the entry-level, five-day course in the Principle Approach philosophy, methodology and curriculum towards becoming a credentialed master Principle Approach teacher. The joy of forming like-minded study partnerships with Principle Approach teachers and fellow-students focuses upon authentic learning and the honing of the Biblical worldview and Christian scholarship. 

Teaching/Mentoring Method:  Direct instruction with participation by discussion and presentation; building the Foundations record for all future teaching; application of teaching to individual circumstances (levels, settings, subjects, families, etc.); development of plans for implementation in local teaching setting.

Who should attend: Although many will want to take the summer training in order to become a certified master teacher, this may not be your desire. As always, you are welcome to take the summer training sessions without the pursuit of master teacher status.  

Teachers and parents may also take the summer training as a refresher or to continue to stay current on Principle Approach philosophy, curriculum and methods.

Year Two: Applications For Authentic Christian Teaching and Learning

July 20-24, 2020

Mission: The development of an individual profile for internalizing Biblical classical Principle Approach teaching and learning to rebuild the culture multi-generationally for Christ His Story.

Applications is the second level, five-day course in the Principle Approach philosophy, methodology and curriculum towards becoming a credentialed master Principle Approach teacher. By applying the foundational teaching in the subject areas or grade levels, the method is internalized while preparing the participant with the ownership of the tools needed for authentic Biblical classical education.

Teaching/Mentoring Method:  Direct instruction with participation by discussion and presentation; building the Applications record for all future teaching in individual circumstances (levels, settings, subjects, families, etc.); development of plans for implementation in local teaching setting.

Year Three: Exhibition For Authentic Christian Teaching and Learning

Dates to be Announced

Mission:  Individual presentation to Principle Approach Mentors to express the level of Mastery and internalization achieved according to the prescribed individual profile.

The Exhibition is the third level, four-day course in the Principle Approach towards becoming a credentialed Master Principle Approach Teacher. Mentors give individual time to review, observe and advise according to the standards of the culminating practicum. Participants present their work and mentors kindly advise and guide.  The culmination of the week is the teaching of a model lesson designed by the participant.  

Click here for an overview of the Foundations Course

All courses will be taught at the Hall-Slater Library and Teaching Center in Chesapeake, Virginia.