Principle Approach Master Teacher Certification Program

Since 1965, The Foundation for American Christian Education ( has developed a significant number of tools and courses for teaching and learning to form Christian character and a Biblical worldview in the next generation. Their excellent training and educational resources in a Biblical philosophy, curriculum, and methodology of education (the Principle Approach) provide assistance and support to teachers, schools, churches, homeschoolers, and all who touch the lives of families and students everywhere.

Why Master Principle Approach Teacher Certification?

As students of the Principle Approach, our teachers are disciples of truth in education, seeking God’s thoughts in our studies, the Bible as the first and essential study, then mastery of the whole method and process of teaching and learning.  The Principle Approach is a life-long study, setting a trajectory for their personal growth and learning, and for the children and students entrusted to you.  

The Foundation for American Christian Education, a mission to publish and teach the Principle Approach, offers a pathway of preparation that will certify our Principle Approach Master Teachers with the credential.  

Why is this important to you and to the Kingdom?  The very word ‘certify’ means “to make certain, to make known an established fact.”  Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth to those who send to you? Proverbs 22:20-21

What difference does a credential make?  Our teachers’ continual Principle Approach study and teaching forms in them an exceptional level of scholarship and skill.  Based on decades of teacher training and supervision, FACE has developed a Principle Approach Master Teachers program that lays a sound and certain foundation. The program enriches their current teaching and learning with growing confidence in the integrity of their achievement in an endorsement “derived from other sources than personal knowledge, as from the testimony of others.” (from Webster 1828, credence) Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. Proverbs 27:2

C̵RED´IT, n. [Fr. credit; It. credito; Sp. id.; L. creditum. See Creed.] 1. Belief; faith; a reliance or resting of the mind on the truth of something said or done. 2. Reputation derived from the confidence of others. Esteem; estimation; good opinion founded on a belief of a man’s veracity, integrity, abilities and virtue; 

C̵REDEN´TIALS, n. plu. That which gives credit; that which gives a title or claim to confidence; the warrant on which belief, credit or authority is claimed, among strangers.

The Master Teacher Certification Process is individualized. Teachers new to the Principle Approach find the three-year process thoroughly preparatory and essential. Experienced Principle Approach teachers with previous training may propose equivalencies to FACE requirements with appropriate documentation to shorten the process.  The FACE staff considers each application on an individual basis and provides an individualized plan.  Additionally, teachers who are presently serving can use their current work to satisfy the Practicum requirements. 

The process of obtaining Principle Approach Master Teachers Certification consists of three steps that include, at minimum, two separate resident weeks at the FACE Hall-Slater Library and Teaching Center.