SAHCET recommends the following institutions for studying from a Biblical worldview. The basic prerequisite is however, that SAQA must recognise the institution.
Keep in mind that studying at secular universities encourages a dualism in world view. This is because students do not receive comprehensive training in the basic philosophy of Christian education. It therefore makes the work of teachers in Christian education difficult. Preferred providers include:
- Alphacrucis College (English medium) and Aros (Afrikaans medium) for graduate studies;
- Alphacrucis College, Morling College and NICE for post-graduate studies; and
- AP Akademie and Aros for a PGCE (Afrikaans medium).
Aros, the Academy for Reformatory Training and Studies (Akademie Reformatoriese Opleiding en Studies) is a Christian private higher education institution in Pretoria, South Africa. It is an Afrikaans medium institution. They offer a Diploma in Grade R-education, a BEd (Foundation Phase), BEd (Intermediate Phase) and BEd (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training). Aros also offers a post-graduate certificate for the Senior Phase and Further Education and Training.
Morling College recently celebrated 100 years of Biblically grounded, quality education and training. They are committed to their Baptist heritage but accept students from a wide range of denominations. Morling College has offered postgraduate Christian education for more than 20 years. They offer a Master of Education and a Master of Education (Leadership). Morling College is located in the Macquarie Park Precinct in Sydney, Australia, but studies are offered online. SAHCET has an arrangement with Morling College for the postgraduate training of teachers for Christian schools in South Africa.
The National Institute for Christian Education (NICE) was established in 1979. They have a third party arrangement with Alphacrucis College to offer postgraduate courses in education. NICE’s courses have emerged primarily from the work of Abraham Kuyper and developed by neo-Calvanist educators and thinkers in more recent years. Their post-graduate courses are specifically focussed on Christian teachers who were trained in secular universities. They also offer a Master of Education and a Master of Educational Leadership. Studies through NICE fall under the arrangement SAHCET has with Alphacrucis College. Although NICE is also situated in Australia, studies are offered online.
The AP Akademie (Afrikaans Protestant Academy) offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training) through the medium of Afrikaans. All their studies are online. The Academy was established in 1988. There are no requirements as far as church denomination, race or culture. Anyone who wants to study in Afrikaans from a Christian worldview is welcome.
If you are interested in studying through any of these Christian institutions, please contact us.