FACE Principle Approach Master Teacher Certification Program

Year One: The Foundations Course for Authentic Christian Teaching and Learning (Foundations Course)

July 11-16 (Sunday-Friday), 2021 onsite or live online (or anytime as an Independent Study)

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.

Foundations Course teaching session onsite and live online.

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.

Click here for an overview of the Foundations Course

Year Two: Applications for Authentic Christian Teaching and Learning (Applications Course)

July 19-23, 2021 (Monday-Friday), 2021 Foundations Course is a prerequisite, unless participant has equivalent previous training. Contact Dr. Lyons to discuss.

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 Course small group breakout coaching and critique session.

Applications is the second year, five-day course in the Principle Approach philosophy, methodology and curriculum towards becoming a certified 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.

Click here to view the 2020 Applications Syllabus. Syllabus is subject to revision for the 2021 course. 

To register for the Year Two Applications Course please contact Max Lyons or call 800-352-3223‬.
Year One Foundations Course is a prerequisite.

Year Three: Exhibition For Authentic Christian Teaching and Learning

Dates and Registration 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 Course is the third year, four-day course in the Principle Approach towards becoming a certified Principle Approach Master 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.  

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