Redemptive Educator Certification
Redemptive Education Founder and President, Amy Imbody, MEd
Welcome, educators, to the quest to align with God’s design for teaching and learning!
As educators, you wear a lot of “hats” – instructor, discipler, coach, model, researcher, planner, administrator, leader, learner.
I wear these “hats,” too!
My educational journey included being a student in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia; Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland; at the Overseas School of Rome, Italy; the International School of Islamabad, Pakistan; Penn State University; and Covenant College, Georgia.
As a teacher, I homeschooled my own four children, taught Sunday School, led youth groups, presented workshops for parents and teachers nationally and internationally (China, India), developed Boots & Roots with my own grandchildren, led home schooling co-ops; served as a classroom teacher, and later as a principal at private Christian schools, wrote curriculum for pre-K through 8th grades and wrote and taught professional development for Christian educators.
These many experiences served as catalyst and proving ground for the educational philosophy and model that became Redemptive Education.
A wonderful team partnered with me to launch the Center for Redemptive Education in 2018.
We exist to articulate, cultivate, demonstrate and facilitate the quest to align with God’s design.
We’ve prepared this certification in Redemptive Education so that YOU can join that journey.
May God bless you in your quest!
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Who should pursue certification?
Educators preparing to teach in a Redemptive Education program.
School teachers and administrators interested in implementing Redemptive Education principles in their own classrooms and schools.
Homeschooling parents and other individuals teaching in homeschooling groups.
Individuals and teams considering initiating a Redemptive Education program in their own community.
Benefits of certification
Equips you with a biblical, relational, integral and experiential approach to teaching and learning that has transformed learners and their families.
Secures a solid philosophical foundation so you know why you teach Redemptively.
Provides you with proven effective practical strategies and methods so you know how to help children learn--even in challenging circumstances.
Qualifies and prepares you to teach in an existing Redemptive Education program or even initiate a new program anywhere in the world.
Strengthens your educational skills and confidence in homeschooling your own children.
Certification program resources and objectives
The first half of the course will provide you with a foundation in the philosophy underlying Redemptive Education. You will be interacting with The Quest to Align with God's Design for Teaching and Learning textbook and eight 7-15-minute Foundations videos.
The second half of the course will equip you with the practical skills you need to implement Redemptive Education principles as a teacher or leader in a learning program. You will interact with the Wind from the Sea book of essays and eight Praxis videos.
You will use an industry standard online learning management system (LMS) to enter your responses to short essay and group discussion questions.
You will access the readings and videos at the My Certification page, using the password listed under Announcements in your online class page.
Course sessions begin on:
- June 1
- September 1
- December 1
In most cases, you will complete the certification program within three months.
- You will conclude the program with a personal interview with CRE founder Amy Imbody or a member of her staff.
Maintaining your certification
Each year you will be able to maintain your certification by (a) attending an official CRE conference or listening to specified conference presentations and completing an interaction response form, and (b) paying the annual recertification fee.
Kara Witzke, Ph.D. - Head of School, Joshua Academy, Van Buren, AR
This teacher training is OUTSTANDING! I cannot recommend more the Center for Redemptive Education and Amy Imbody.
The week has been transformational so far and we’re only half way done!
Any individual not currently participating in a Center for Redemptive Education program.
REACH member staff
Current staff at a REACH member school (see RedemptiveEducation.org/REACH).
You can document your eligibility for a low-income-based government assistance program.
Parent of a child enrolled in a CRE campus program, CRE initiative or REACH member school.
Participant in a CRE Initiative group certification program. Cost is covered by your program.
Previously certified. CRE conference attendance or interaction required.
Fee payments are nonrefundable and are paid by clicking the Apply button below and completing the application form.
"We need to be revolutionary educators—teachers and parents who partner in labor and prayer in order to equip our precious children to explore without fear, to take with them the tools and skills and attitudes that enable them to engage with the world, to see their Creator's reflection in each lovely thing and begin to discover their own place in His plans."
-- Amy Imbody, MEd, Founder and President of the Center for Redemptive Education, from her book, Wind from the Sea: Essays in Redemptive Education.