INDEPENDENT ACHIEVEMENT CREDIT DEGREE PROGRAM
If you are a Pastor, Evangelist, or Leader of an active Christian ministry, Ecclesia Bible Institute may be able to grant you an Independent Achievement Degree on the basis of credit for life experiences and further self-attained higher educational studies. Most all institutions of higher learning award college credits for life experience that demonstrates the equivalency of what would be earned in a classroom atmosphere. This accredited program does this as well at a very reasonable cost to the applicant.
The criteria used in the evaluation of your credentials are credit specific. That is, every item of your credentials is assessed and compared with a generally accepted standard of excellence and of quantity of assignments in university level courses. A credit is awarded only when the combination of skills, knowledge, and applications are demonstrated over a period of time in a given activity in keeping with university level expectations.
For more information of this program please send us an email using our CONTACT link on this website.
STUDENT APPLICATION FOR INDEPENDENT ACHIEVEMENT CREDIT (IAC) PROGRAM
Copy and paste this form into your document program. Fill out the form and save. Make a copy, sign and return to us along with your evaluation fee payment of $75.00 by check or money order made payable to: NAAPTI; include all of the requested documentation for evaluation of your Independent Achievements. Once accepted you will receive an Email confirmation of the evaluation results and further instruction regarding your degree. If accepted, your student ID Number will also be included with the Email.
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I attest to the fact that the information provided by me on this application is true to the best of my knowledge.
Applicant’s signature: _______________________________________ Date: ________________
ITEMS CONSIDERED FOR EVALUATION IAC DEGREE PROGRAM
The following items of evaluation are substantial but not exhaustive. Please add all additional information that you would like to have evaluated for credit. When available please provide verification through transcripts, copies of certificates, advertising, letters, and all other relevant documentation. Please include all personal recognition, achievements, and honors, and participation in civic, social, political and military activities.
Ecclesia Bible Institute will accept all course credit from recognized and accredited universities, colleges, Bible schools, institutes, and seminaries with the grade of "C" or higher.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES
Religious seminars, workshops, lectureships: Please provide the overall theme of each, the location of each, the dates of each, and your level of participation.
Ministerial Experience Preaching:
Topical Preaching: Credit is awarded for preaching on a topic four or more times within a year. For example, suppose you preach on Baptism 12 times during a year. Ecclesia Bible Institute will award you 3 credits for that particular series of topical sermons, one credit for every four sermons. Additional sermons on the same topic result in additional credits awarded. One credit is awarded for every 4 topical sermons.
Credit is awarded for preaching directly from the scripture of a specific book. For example, suppose you preached through the Book of Matthew for six months of the year. Ecclesia Bible Institute will award you credits for the expository sermons you preached from a specific book of the Bible. Additional expository sermons from the specific book of the Bible result in additional credits awarded.
Please send only the following information about the sermons. Initially, please send only your topical and expository selections for two complete years.
1. The topic or book of the Bible;
2. The year the sermons were preached;
3. The number of sermons preached per topic/per book of the Bible for the year.
Topical Teaching: Credit is awarded for teaching on a topic four or more times within a year.
For example, suppose you taught on Baptism 12 times during a year. Ecclesia Bible Institute will award you 3 credits for that particular series of topical lessons, one credit for every four lessons. Additional lessons on the same topic result in additional credits awarded. One credit is awarded for every 4 topical lessons.
Often, booklets are used in the class for Bible study. Many of these booklets have 12 or 13 lessons to complete a quarter of a year’s study. Studying through a booklet of this number of lessons is awarded 3 credits. However, it is not necessary that a booklet be used. Any legitimate guide, including a guide developed by you, is acceptable. The only stipulation is that the booklet is focused on one overall theme for the course.
Credit is awarded for teaching directly from the scripture of a specific book of the Bible. One credit for every four expository lessons taken from a specific book of the Bible.
For example, suppose you taught through the Book of Matthew for six months of the year. Ecclesia Bible Institute will award you 6 credits for the expository lessons you taught from a specific book of the Bible. Additional expository lessons from the specific book of the Bible result in additional credits awarded. One credit is awarded for every 4 expository lessons.
Please send only the following information about the lessons: Initially, please send only your topical and expository selections for two complete years.
1. The topic or book of the Bible;
2. The year the lessons were taught;
3. The number of lessons taught per topic/per book of the Bible for the year.
Please list individually by title the resources you have available for your sermon and lesson research?
Teaching in Academic Environments: (Schools of Preaching; Bible Institutes; Colleges, Universities, and other post-secondary educational activities):
List courses taught; graduate/undergraduate; date; months in each course taught; number of times the course(s) were taught; when available, list the textbooks required and a copy of the syllabi.)
Mission Activities: in US and abroad, your responsibilities, dates, locations.
Media: TV, radio, newspapers, books and articles written, lectureship speaker/teacher)
FOR YOUR INITIAL INFORMATION FOR EVALUATION please provide information for the past 2 years only. Additional past years may be requested after initial evaluation.
You may provide more years for additional significant learning and ministerial experiences with your credentials not listed in the Criteria for Credit by Evaluation.
Tuition and Fees for the Independent Achievement Credit Degrees
Evaluation Fee: The non-refundable evaluation fee of $75.00 is required at the time of submitting the application form.
Tuition: The tuition for each IAC degree is $625.00. You may remit the full amount of $625.00 plus the evaluation fee of $75.00 [Total of $700.00] at the time of enrollment or you may remit the tuition in installments in an amount agreed upon by you and Ecclesia Bible Institute. Your degree(s) and transcript(s) will be delivered only when all tuition and fees are remitted in full.
All payments can be made by mailing a check or money order made payable to: NAAPTI. Make sure your Student ID Number is on all correspondence and payments mailed to us.
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