Services for Adventist Teachers
Andrews University Online Course Options
Andrews University provides options for teachers seeking professional certificates. Professional development courses are offered through the School of Education as well as Teaching, Learning & Curriculum programs.
Griggs University: Continuing Education Options for Teachers
Griggs University offers three options for teachers seeking Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) (re)certification in the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Teachers must contact their union certification registrar for approval before registering for any of these.
Griggs Consortium Courses
Teachers may register for any college courses offered through the Consortium partners Andrews University, Washington Adventist University, and Oakwood University. Courses may be taken for certification, or towards a degree. Learn more about programs of student and courses in the Griggs Catalog. Use the Consortium Enrollment Packet to register.
Adventist Teacher Orientation Courses
Designed to meet the needs of state-certified teachers trained in a non-Adventist college or university, the Orientation to Teaching in Adventist Schools Modules are two semester credit hour college courses. The course list, with tuition and supply costs, are included in the Teacher Enrollment Packet.
With NAD union certification registrar approval, teachers may register for credit by challenge exam for several Adventist faith, heritage and religion courses. A study of course materials is essential to passing the exam(s) for each course challenged by exam; taking the full course is advised for teachers who have not attended Adventist schools and completed teacher training at a non-Adventist college or university. Full information and forms are included in the Teacher Enrollment Packet.
Griggs International Academy: Options for Your Students
Elementary Extension Program (EEP)
The Elementary Extension Program is a collaboration among Griggs University/Griggs International Academy, the local church or school, and the local conference office to provide a Christian education for children who are unable to attend a traditional Seventh-day Adventist school system. With the Elementary Extension Program, churches with small groups of school-age children (usually from four to eight children) or small schools unable to hire additional teachers may offer a complete K-8 program using daily lesson plans prepared by Griggs's experienced teachers in a facility provided by the church or school. See the Elementary Extension Program Packet
Alternative Programs for Learning Enrichment (APLE)
Alternative Programs for Learning Enrichment (APLE) was developed cooperatively by the North American Division Office of Education (NADOE) and Griggs University/Griggs International Academy to meet the needs of K-8 schools and junior academies who have students unwilling to go to a boarding academy hundreds of miles away. By enrolling for APLE, such schools are able to use a combination of Griggs and local school resources to offer Grades 9-12 to students who might otherwise enter the public school system.
A senior academy may also use APLE to extend its course offerings through the addition of an Griggs course. (For example, a number of senior academies have used APLE to add foreign language courses.) On occasion, and with approval from both conference and union, schools may offer a complete high school program using APLE. Students of such schools receive Griggs Maryland state-approved diplomas. APLE may be viewed as an interim solution for a school wishing to permanently expand its program. See the APLE Program Packet
- For teacher enrollments, email email@example.com or call 269-471-6570 to talk with Enrollment Coordinator Diana De Guzman.
For student enrollments in our high school APLE program or elementary EEP program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-680-6584 to talk with Advisor Robbin Hill-Bowers.