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The Chalcedon Teacher Training Institute is a course of study intended to develop increased competency and direction in the Christian teaching community (both homeschools and day-schools). Assigned readings, lectures, and position papers are part of an overall effort to further the competency of Christian educators and to augment their ability to convey and maintain a biblically consistent and orthodox worldview over every subject area.

Current Courses

The Institutes of Biblical Law
Cure of Souls
Revolt Against Maturity
In His Service
Law & Liberty
Foundations of Social Order
A Christian Survey of World History

Hebrews, James, Jude
Systematic Theology (in progress– up through Doctrine of Holy Spirit completed)

Roundtable (for men by men)

CTTI Mentoring Program
This is a self-paced and has the advantage of feedback and discussion from a mentor/instructor who is able to address specific areas and concentrations to meet individual needs.

Unlike other teacher training, CTTI allows and encourages the homeschool teacher to “remain on the job” while advancing her own education. This unique aspect provides a more “hands on” approach to the coursework, enabling the homeschool teacher to immediately apply what she is learning to the real-life situations in her homeschool.

Another aspect focuses on new mothers who wish to prepare themselves spiritually, philosophically, and scholastically for the role of homeschooling teacher. Networking assistance is available to provide informal internships with other homeschooling families in order to solidify the concepts learned.

A third aspect is a focused course of study to enable homeschooled graduates, gap year students, retired homeschool teachers, retirees, and other interested individuals to prepare for employment in a Christian day-school and/or begin their own  entrepreneurial venture into starting their own schools.l

CTTI requires trainees to engage the material studied, encouraging them to formulate position papers, thereby further preparing them to be the best teachers possible for their children/students. Not only does this solidify their philosophy of education, but provides them with a strong foundation upon which to nurture their students and withstand the assaults of those opposed to educational freedom.

At the completion of the CTTI program, graduates will be in a position to assume a mentoring role with other Christian educators and attain the status of Master Teacher.

Andrea Schwartz

Andrea has written eight books (at last count) to encourage families to establish their homes on and for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.


The Chalcedon Foundation sponsors this educational effort to strengthen families.

Kingdom Driven Family

Building a home that serves Christ and His Kingdom is the focus of this website with essays and podcasts by Andrea.