Services for Adventist Teachers

Andrews University Online Courses

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 Services for Teachers

Griggs University offers three options for teachers seeking Seventh-day Adventist (re)certification in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Teachers must contact their union certification registrar for approval before registering for any of these.

  1. 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. Use the Consortium Registration Packet to register. 
  2. 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 hour courses. The course list, with tuition and supply costs, are included in the Teacher Registration Packet.
  3. Challenge Exams
    With North American 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/or completed teacher training at a non-Adventist college or university. Full information and forms are included in the Teacher Registration Packet

Griggs International Academy Services for K-12 Students

  1. Free Period or Recovery Courses
    Students can fill gaps or enrich your school's program by enrolling directly in one or more GIA courses.  Learn more about programs of study and courses available in the Griggs Catalog and Handbook.
  2. Elementary Extension Program (EEP)
    EEP 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. Learn more and review the EEP Enrollment Packet here.
  3. Alternative Programs for Learning Enrichment (APLE)
    APLE was developed cooperatively by the North American Division Office of Education 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 a 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. Learn more and review the APLE Application and Enrollment Packet here
  4. New! Andrews University Credit for High School Students
    Juniors and seniors who meet certain requirements can register for select online courses through Andrews University as special rates.  Learn more about AU Credit for High School Students and view answers to frequently asked questions.

Enrollment Help

  1. For teacher enrollments, email or call 269-471-6323 to talk with Enrollment Counselor Diana De Guzman.
  2. For student enrollments in our high school APLE program or elementary EEP program, email or call 301-680-6584 to talk with Advisor Lamar Nangle.
  3. For high school student enrollments in college classes, email or call 269.471.6323 to talk with Enrollment Counselor Diana De Guzman.
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