Christian Educator Certification

The Leadership Institute offers courses within a certificate program in Christian Education in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church (USA) Educator Certification program. To learn more about the certification process and how to apply to become a Certified Christian Educator (CCE) through the PC(USA), click here.

These courses are designed to increase skills and knowledge in a structured curriculum that leads to certification in that program area.

Note: Participants do not need to be seeking certification in order to take any of the courses offered.

For those seeking certification, courses are outlined in the schedule below.


Christian Educator Certification Courses

These online courses are designed to meet the requirements for Christian Educator Certification in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Courses offer both synchronous (scheduled live class meetings) and asynchronous work (at-home assignments posted on Blackboard, the seminary’s learning management system, with logins provided).

Four courses are offered through the seminary each year, with six (6) courses offered in total. A participant who completes all of the course work will receive a certificate of completion with 3 CEUs for each individual course.

Course Syllabus: The course syllabus is shared after participants register and before the course begins.

Christian Educator Certification online courses slated for 2024

  • Presbyterian Polity, Mission, and Program (April 1-May 2024) – Registration for this course is now closed
  • Reformed Theology (June 18-July 23) – Click here to register
  • Worship and Sacraments (August 1-September 1 2024) – Click here to register
  • Human Growth and Faith Development (October 2024) – Check back for registration link

Christian Educator Certification online courses slated for 2025

  • Biblical Interpretation (February 2025)
  • Religious Education Theory and Practice (May 2025)
  • Reformed Theology (August 2025)
  • Presbyterian Polity, Mission, and Program (October 2025)

Christian Educator Certification online courses slated for 2026

  • Worship and Sacraments (February 2026)
  • Human Growth and Faith Development (May 2026)
  • Biblical Interpretation (August 2026)
  • Religious Education Theory and Practice (October 2026)