Course offering - The Biblical View of the Student

This is the 3rd course in our series of courses on Stephen Kaufmann’s book "First the Foundation".

Course Summary:

Every student has God-given value and potential. What are the barriers to student development and how can we as teachers help them realize their value and potential? This class examines who our students are based on a biblical perspective and how this impacts the way they learn.

Course Title: "The Biblical View of the Student"teaching small

Course Format: online professional development at:

Course Language: English

Length of Course: 4 weeks (about 3-4 hours/week)

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This course is available to anyone interested in understanding the student from a biblical perspective. You do not need to be a member of ACSI or even be currently teaching. We require a minimum of 10 participants to begin the course. Please contact us for more details or questions. 

Participation requirements and costs:

  • Time frame and requirements: 3-4 hours per week for 4 weeks (for fluent English speakers) which equals 12 class hours of instruction (2 Continuing Education Units)
  • Course fee: This depends on your ACSI membership status and region. Please see the price chart. Remember that ACSI member schools in Europe receive 2 complimentary 4-week courses each year.
  • The course fee includes digital versions of the reading materials and a digital certificate of completion.
  • If you have never taken an online class before or are unfamiliar with these topics, we recommend that you first complete our pilot course, The Mission of the Christian School.
  • You can view more details in the course syllabus (link below).


Course Objectives: Participants will…

  1. Develop an understanding of the student from a biblical perspective.
  2. Identify specific aspects that are common and unique to individuals.
  3. Explain differences that make learning a challenge for particular students.
  4. Identify ways in which teaching can make students aware of their own potential.
  5. Share strategies for successful teaching and interact with the insights of other course participants.