The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education
EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION INFORMATION AND PROCESS
The mission of the CCLE is to promote, establish, and equip individuals and schools committed to confessional Lutheran doctrine and a classical approach to education.
The CCLE advances and promotes classical education within the context of confessional Lutheranism among educators, administrators, pastors, and home educators by providing standards, conferences, in-service education, resource materials, and consulting services.
In line with this vision for education, we commend to our members the following works which will help inform a classical Lutheran framework for education:
Luther’s Exhortation to the Councilmen that they establish and maintain Christian schools
Luther’s Sermon on Keeping Children in School
Korcok’s Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future
Veith & Kern’s Classical Education
The Marks of a Classical and Lutheran School
The Marks of a Classical and Lutheran Educator
CCLE Resource Guide, CLEJ
Cheryl Swope’s Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child
John Milton Gregory’s The Seven Laws of Teaching
Dorothy Sayers’ The Lost Tools of Learning
Littlejohn & Evans’ Wisdom & Eloquence
III. CCLE Educator Certification
CCLE educator certification recognizes the educator’s desire for life-long learning. The educator will continually seek to advance in understanding and practices through periodic renewal.
CCLE educator certification is the responsibility of the individual educator.
1. CCLE Educator Certification Benchmarks, application template, and this educator certification information and process document are available on http://www.ccle.org.
2. The educator will submit a letter of intent to the Executive Director of Educational Certification for CCLE.
3. The certification file/portfolio will be submitted electronically to the Executive Director of Educational Certification for CCLE. The submission must contain the following material:
a. educator certification application form
b. educator certification, benchmarks, and evidence form
c. appropriate documentation
d. self-evaluation of documentation form
e. future learning goals and plans form
f. application fee ($100.00)
4. The certification file/portfolio will be evaluated by an Educator Certification Review Team (ECRT). The educator may be contacted for clarification or additional documentation. Certification will be awarded indicating that an individual has attained a knowledge and commitment competency on all of the Educator BenchMarks for Excellence. The ECRT will be authorized to determine the sufficiency of the submitted documentation and award certification on behalf of the CCLE Board. The ECRT will issue official certification documents which will be valid for five years (from July 1 to June 30).
5. The Executive Director of Educational Certification for CCLE will notify the CCLE Board of certification applications progress on a regular basis.
6. Once awarded, CCLE Educator Certification will be valid for five years. After five years, CCLE certified educators will submit a renewal request form, a renewal fee ($100.00), and an updated educator portfolio.
(Adopted 8 February 2013 at St. Louis, MO by the CCLE Board)EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION INFORMATION AND PROCESS