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For the convenience of all K-12 teachers teaching in Seventh-day Adventist schools, online certification courses are offered at a reduced fee of $150 per credit hour.


Click the button to the right to start the process.




Check out our Teacher Certification Courses:





Permission to Take Classes

Permission to take NAD Teacher certification courses at the reduced rate is by approval of the Southern Online Campus Office. Students are granted access to classes on a non-degree basis. If you are interested in obtaining a graduate degree through Southern, you must apply to SAU and obtain either regular or provisional acceptance into one of the degree programs.


Please Note: 


  1. The signup process begins by completing the form (CLICK HERE or the button above) and selecting your courses. You must send your completed application to the Online Campus office by one of the following methods.

    Fax to: (423)236-1086 (preferred)

    eMail to:

    Mail to:
    Online Campus
    Southern Adventist University
    P.O. Box 370
    Collegedale, TN 37315
  2. If you have questions regarding which courses you need for certification, please verify with your conference superintendent and/or union registrar. You may review the North American Division Certification Manual here.
  3. Teacher certification courses are offered on a non-degree basis. For most graduate programs, students may take no more than 12 hours of coursework (four classes) toward a graduate degree before completing all pre-requisites for admission and being formally accepted into the degree program. Further requirements are listed on the degree program pages for each school. Please check the requirements for the particular graduate program in which you have an interest. For more information on available graduate degrees visit Graduate Studies.


Also be sure to check out the full offering of courses here at Southern Adventist University by viewing Southern's Catalog or by downloading the Undergraduate Catalog | Graduate Catalog.

If you are interested in a Master's Degree from the School of Education and Psychology, please contact:

Mikhaile Spence -