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Welcome to ACSI Higher Education

Institutions of Christian higher education have a crucial role in training future leaders, educators, and workers for service worldwide. They commendably fill this role and continue to meet the critical need for well-trained, biblically sound teachers, administrators, leaders, and others.

As colleges and universities seek to be effective in preparing young hearts and minds for their vocations, ACSI desires to assist in that process and partner with higher education institutions worldwide. ACSI membership offers Christian colleges and universities the opportunity to engage their EE–12 colleagues in a variety of settings. ACSI member colleges cooperate in the Distinguished Christian High School Student Program and undergraduate and graduate Higher Education Approval Programs.

Higher Education Research

2017 ACSI Higher Education Symposium—Conference Monograph

This resource for Christian teacher educators features ten academic papers from presenters at the 2017 ACSI Higher Education Symposium. Papers address current research, program design, and theoretical perspectives in teacher preparation.

Additional Resources

Membership Benefits for Christian Colleges and Universities

Higher Education Approved Programs List

ACSI Christian College Scholarships

Online Community Discussions
Head Bangers

We have a toddler that bangs his head on the floor when he gets frustrated. He hits his head so hard he is now leaving marks. Of course we stop it but not always quick enough. Do you have any suggestions for this issue?
ASP project: technology, instruction, and/or research ideas

My school is going through the ACSI Accreditation by School Progress (Year 2) with a project designed to improve the delivery of instruction using technology.
Pray for Christian schools and colleges in Canada

Please pray for a favorable ruling by the Canadia Supreme Court regarding Trinity Western University's right to have a Law School. Their Code of Conduct is being used against them, since they ask student to abide by biblical teachings regarding sexual activity.
Higher Education Approval Program (HEAP)
The Higher Education Approval Program (HEAP) is offered to accredited ACSI member Christian liberal arts college, universities, and Bible colleges. Colleges and universities seeking to participate in the program must give evidence of a commitment to preparing teachers and administrators to serve in Christian schools and must show they are encouraging their graduates to prayerfully consider serving in Christian schools around the world.  

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Higher Education Student Chapters—PACE
To connect students in teacher preparation to a global community of Christian educators who are committed to living and teaching from a biblical worldview.

To provide a professional Christian educators association that will serve them as students and follow them into their career path no matter where they may teach.

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Featured Resources
49.4 A Heart of Thanksgiving

Gratitude: it’s one of my favorite topics because it has such power to effect change in our hearts, in others, in our communities, and even in our schools. I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), to write about gratitude as we enter the Thanksgiving season here in the U.S. —Dan

49.3 Bursting the Bubble

It’s a question many Christian parents have asked: By having my kids attend a Christian school, am I nurturing them and equipping them for life in secular society, or am I potentially harming them by shielding them from it? Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), addresses that question head-on in this issue. I hope you’ll consider his excellent points.

49.2 The Back-to-School Tree

You’ve made a fantastic, eternity-impacting decision by enrolling your kids in a Christian school. But how do you maximize your investment? I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas) to outline a few deliberate actions you can take to do so this school year. —Dan

New ACSI Blog Posts

Facing the Growing Pressures in Christian Education: Three Essentials to Consider

Todd J. Williams

Within Christian schools and colleges today, I sense an almost frenetic energy. The pressures are mounting daily to meet cultural, parental, student, and higher education expectations in an increasingly complex social, political, and economic context. The challenges we face seem more daunting than ever, yet what we do has never been more important or had greater potential. Read more...

The Other Half of School Choice

Philip Scott

If a school participates in school choice, it has a duty to actively engage in politics. I do not mean dipping a toe in the proverbial pond of politics, but actively engaging in local and state politics and calling its school community to involvement as well. Read more...

Join ACSI
Membership with ACSI is an excellent choice! By joining this community of Christian educators, you will immediately be connected with resources targeted to meet your unique needs, experts who can help with your special challenges, and peers with whom you can relate.