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Adventist Teachers

For the convenience of all K-12 teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools, a number of online teacher certification courses are offered through Southern Adventist University.

Available Courses

  • A complete list of teacher certification courses offered Fall 2021 can be found in the Course Schedule.
  • T courses (courses with a T in the course #) are available only to Adventist Teachers and offered at a reduced fee of $150 per credit hour.
  • Regular tuition rate applies to all other courses.
  • Visit the School of Education and Psychology website for more information on graduate degree courses.

**The syllabi below may not be from the current semester. However, changes should be minimal.  Check back before your class begins for the updated syllabi.

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Application Process

*Use the Apply Now button above - select the Adventist Teacher Application
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  • For assistance, contact the Graduate and Professional Studies office at 423.236.2695 or grad@southern.edu.
  • You will receive automated emails outlining the next steps in completing your registration once your application is submitted.


  • You are responsible for paying for your courses.
  • Your employing conference and/or union will be billed only if they have made arrangements with Southern Adventist University.
  • IMPORTANT: You will not be able to register for courses until you sign Southern's  Financial Responsibility Agreement.

Authenticating Your Identity

  • Required for all students who enroll in distance education courses at Southern Adventist University for the first time.
  • Required at time of initial registration for first semester at Southern or in the first semester online courses are taken after the authentication policy was put in place (Fall 2018).
  • There are two ways to authenticate your identity: 
    1. In person at Southern Adventist University by obtaining an ID card, or
    2. Online with Southern's secure identity verification partner. For more information, please contact Online Campus @ 423.236.2087.


If you are in the Southern Union, please request your transcript from National Student Clearinghouse. Select the following options when prompted on your request:
  • Who are you sending your transcript to:  Education Organization, Application Service Scholarship
  • Select Organization:  Southern Union Conference of SDA
  • Department:  Office of Education

Further directions can be found on Adventist Edge.