Four Pathways from Which to Choose!

Choose from the Educator or Leadership Pathways

Each of these pathways builds upon the previous level AND Leadership Pathways include all courses in the Educator Pathways. Certificates are earned for each pathway and are cumulative in the Leadership Mastery Certificate! 

Educator Certificate Pathway

  • 1 Year: Target Completion
  • ~50 minutes/week of Course Instruction 
  • 7 – ClassicalU Courses
  • 36 – Core Course Instruction Hours
  • 9 – Elective Instruction Hours
  • 28 – Suggested Elective Options
  • Self-Paced
  • Educator Intensive Tracking Tool
  • Educator Intensive Certification Certificate Upon Completion

Educator Mastery Certificate Pathway

  • 2 Year: Target Completion
  • ~50 minutes/week of Course Instruction  
  • 13 – ClassicalU Courses
  • 72 – Core Course Hours
  • 18 – Elective Hours
  • 22 – Suggested Elective Options
  • Self-Paced
  • Educator Mastery Tracking Tool
  •  Educator Mastery Certification Certificate Upon Completion

Leadership Certificate Pathway

  • 1.5 Year: Target Completion 
  • ~50 minutes/week of  Course Instruction
  • Includes Educator Intensive Core
  • 11 – ClassicalU Courses
  • 53 – Core Course Hours
  • 12 – Elective Hours
  • 28 – Suggested Elective Options
  • Self-Paced
  • Leadership Intensive Tracking Tool
  • Cumulative of the Educator Intensive track, resulting in an Educator & Leadership Intensive Certification!
  • Leadership Intensive Certification Certificate Upon Completion

Leadership Mastery Certificate Pathway

  • 3 Year: Target Completion
  • ~50 minutes/week of Course Instruction 
  • Includes Educator Mastery Core
  • 20 – ClassicalU Core Courses
  • 98 – Core Course Hours
  • 32 – Elective Hours
  • 28 – Suggested Elective Options 
  • Self-Paced
  • Leadership Intensive Tracking Tool
  • Cumulative of the Educator Mastery track, resulting in an Educator & Leadership Mastery Certification!
  • Leadership Mastery Certification Certificate Upon Completion

The Educator Certificate Pathway:

Begin your scholé journey as a classical educator with our condensed, 1-year Educator Certificate Pathway!

This 1-year certificate will survey the foundation of classical education, pedagogy, and the liberal arts tradition. Designed for the home educator and those teaching in community, these select courses will equip you in your pursuit of scholé - teaching from rest!

Certificate Electives allow you to pursue a concentration on your desired emphasis.

You will journey alongside others on the same course track. Join the Scholé Certificate Discussion Group, on ClassicalU!  Through this group we will unpack course content together in community, share ideas, dive deep, and ignite wonder!

The Courses:

  1. Scholé (Restful Learning)- Dr. Christopher Perrin
  2. Introduction to Classical Education
  3. The Liberal Arts Tradition-Clark/Jain
  4. Essentials of Effective Teaching- Robyn Burlew
  5. Choose one of these two elective options (approximately 9 hrs):
    1. Charlotte Mason: A Liberal Education for All (suggested for schools & hybrid models)
    2. Or the Scholé Muses series #1-3 below (suggested for homeschool/co-op communities): Scholé Muses 1: Classical Education at Home- Foundations, Scholé Muses 2: Classical Education at Home- Curriculum & Pedagogy, and Scholé Muses 3: Classical Education at Home- Practice of Scholé.
  • Total Instruction Hours= 45 Course Instruction Hours (~50 min/wk following the 1 year track)
  • See Educator Intensive Checklist Below! Print & Track your Progess

The Book List:

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The Educator Mastery Certificate:

Begin your scholé journey as a classical educator with our comprehensive 2-year Leadership Mastery Certificate!

The curated courses build on the Educator Intensive track, sending you on a deep-dive into the foundation of classical education. Expand your mastery of student assessment, class catechisms, narration, and the moral imagination to cultivate the whole person. Designed for the home educator and those teaching in community, these select courses will equip and deepen your pursuit of scholé - teaching from rest!

Certificate Electives allow you to pursue a concentration on your desired emphasis.

You will journey alongside others on the same course track. Join the Scholé Certificate Discussion Group, on ClassicalU!  Through this group we will unpack course content together in community, share ideas, dive deep, and ignite wonder!  

The Courses:

  1. Scholé (Restful Learning)- Dr. Christopher Perrin
  2. Introduction to Classical Education
  3. The Liberal Arts Tradition-Clark/Jain
  4. Essentials of Effective Teaching- Robyn Burlew
  5. Assessing Students Classically- Andrew Kern
  6. Narration: A Classical Guide to Mason & Narration- Jason Barney
  7. The Seven Liberal Arts- Andrew Kern, et al
  8. Class Catechisms (Teaching the Great Books:Lesson 7: Classroom Habits and Practices- Joshua Gibbs)
  9. Awakening the Moral Imagination through Fairy Tales and Stories -Dr. Vigen Guroian
  10. Charlotte Mason: A Liberal Education for All (suggested for schools & hybrid models)- or choose Scholé Muses series #1-3 below:
    1. Scholé Muses 1: Classical Education at Home- Foundations (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
    2. Scholé Muses 2: Classical Education at Home- Curriculum & Pedagogy (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
    3. Scholé Muses 3: Classical Education at Home- Practice of Scholé (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
  11. Electives- 18 hours (Choose from any of the Elective courses to total 18 hours)
  • Total Instruction Hours= 90 Course Instruction Hours (~50 min/wk following the 2 year track)
  • See Educator Mastery Checklist Below! Print & Track your Progess

The Book List:

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The Leadership Certificate Pathway:

Begin your scholé journey as a community leader with our condensed, 1.5-year Leadership Certificate Pathway!

This 1.5-year certificate will build upon the Educator Intensive Certificate, focusing on community leadership and classroom culture to equip you in your role as leader and educator. Designed for the home educator and those leading communities, these select courses will equip you in your pursuit of scholé and effective leadership!

Certificate Electives allow you to pursue a concentration on your desired emphasis.

You will journey alongside others on the same course track. Join the Scholé Certificate Discussion Group, on ClassicalU!  Through this group we will unpack course content, together in community share ideas, dive deep, and ignite wonder!  

The Leadership Intensive Certificate is cumulative of the Educator Intensive track, resulting in an Educator & Leadership Intensive Certificate!

The Courses:

  1. Scholé (Restful Learning)- Dr. Christopher Perrin
  2. Introduction to Classical Education- Dr. Christopher Perrin
  3. The Liberal Arts Tradition-Clark/Jain
  4. Essentials of Effective Teaching- Robyn Burlew
  5. Assessing Students Classically- Andrew Kern
  6. Growing Classroom Culture -Robyn Burlew
  7. School Discipline -Various Headmasters
  8. The Teacher’s Playbook: Practical Pedagogy for Classical Educators -Jerilyn Olson
  9. Charlotte Mason: A Liberal Education for All (suggested for schools & hybrid models)- or choose Scholé Muses series #1-3 below:
    1. Scholé Muses 1: Classical Education at Home- Foundations (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
    2. Scholé Muses 2: Classical Education at Home- Curriculum & Pedagogy (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
    3. Scholé Muses 3: Classical Education at Home- Practice of Scholé (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
  10. Scholé Muses 4: Leading a Scholé Group 
  11. Electives- 12 hours (Choose from any of the Elective courses to total  12 hours)
  • Total Instruction Hours= 65 Course Instruction Hours (~50 min/wk following the 1.5 year track)
  • See Leadership Intensive Checklist Below! Print & Track your Progess

The Book List:

 Download and Print this Book List: Click Here

The Leadership Intensive Certificate:

Begin your scholé journey as a classical educator with our comprehensive 3-year Leadership Mastery Certificate!

The curated courses build on the Educator Mastery track, sending you on a deep-dive into the foundation of classical education. Expand your mastery of classical and practical pedagogy, classroom culture, community leadership, and liturgy- the heart of scholé! Designed for the home educator in a leadership role, these select courses will equip and deepen your pursuit of scholé - teaching from rest!

Certificate Electives allow you to pursue a concentration on your desired emphasis.

You will journey alongside others on the same course track. Join the Scholé Certificate Discussion Group, on ClassicalU!  Through this group we will unpack course content together in community, share ideas, dive deep, and ignite wonder!  

The Leadership Mastery Certificate is cumulative of the Educator Mastery track, resulting in an Educator & Leadership Mastery Certificate!

The Courses:

  1. Scholé (Restful Learning)- Dr. Christopher Perrin
  2. Introduction to Classical Education- Dr. Christopher Perrin
  3. The Liberal Arts Tradition-Clark/Jain
  4. Essentials of Effective Teaching- Robyn Burlew
  5. Assessing Students Classically- Andrew Kern
  6. Narration: A Classical Guide to Mason & Narration- Jason Barney
  7. The Seven Liberal Arts -Andrew Kern, et al
  8. Class Catechisms (Teaching the Great Books:Lesson 7: Classroom Habits and Practices- Joshua Gibbs)
  9. Awakening the Moral Imagination through Fairy Tales and Stories -Dr. Vigen Guroian
  10. Scholé Muses 4: Leading a Scholé Group
  11. Principles of Classical Pedagogy II- Andrew Kern
  12. The Monastic Tradition of Classical Education- Dr. Christopher Perrin
  13. Growing Classroom Culture through Parent Partnerships -Robyn Burlew
  14. School Discipline -Various Headmasters
  15. Essential School Leadership -Keith Nix
  16. The Teacher’s Playbook: Practical Pedagogy for Classical Educators
  17. Charlotte Mason: A Liberal Education for All (suggested for schools & hybrid models)- or choose Scholé Muses series #1-3 below:
    1. Scholé Muses 1: Classical Education at Home- Foundations (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
    2. Scholé Muses 2: Classical Education at Home- Curriculum & Pedagogy (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
    3. Scholé Muses 3: Classical Education at Home- Practice of Scholé (suggested for homeschool/co-op)
  18. Electives- 32 hours (Choose from any of the Elective courses to total 18 hours)
  • Total Instruction Hours= 131 Course Instruction Hours (~50 min/wk following the 3 year track)
  • See Leadership Intensive Checklist Below! Print & Track your Progess

The Book List:

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Educator Intensive Certification Checklist with Booklist

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Leadership Intensive Certification Checklist with Booklist

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Educator Mastery Certification Checklist with Booklist

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Leadership Mastery Certification Checklist with Boolklist

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In order to take the courses for your certification, you will need a subscription to ClassicalU which includes over 90 courses with more to come. You can subscribe to ClassicalU or purchase a Gold Level Membership (if you are part of a Scholé Community) which includes a ClassicalU Subscription!

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