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Christian Education Without Compromise

With robust programs centered on Christ and His Word, our educators are equipped to serve as effective teachers thorough preparation and credentials for teaching in public, private, Christian, and international schools. Cairn University teacher education students benefit from an approach committed to the highest degree of professional preparation and the thorough integration of a biblical worldview. 

Whether you choose to pursue a masters, want to earn CECs, or are looking for specialized certification, Cairn has a variety of options to choose from.


Post-baccalaureate Studies

A post-baccalaureate student has already earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and is returning to college to complete additional coursework. Students interested in studying TESOL (ESL) or receiving Act 48 credit at Cairn University must formally apply to the University and fulfill the admission criteria for Post-bacc/Continuing Education students (below). 


Transcript and Test Scores

  • Request final, official transcript(s) from each college/university attended. Submit a schedule and description of additional courses to be completed before entrance to Cairn.
  • If you have completed less than 15 college credits, you must also submit official secondary school transcripts and SAT, ACT, or CLT* scores.
  • Download the Transcript Request Form
  • Use Cairn code #2661 for SAT and #3658 for ACT.
  • *CLT scores only accepted for non-Education majors.
  • Email test scores to [email protected].


Courses taken can also count for continuing education credit with ACSI

Act 48 Courses

Cairn University courses are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for Act 48 credit. To receive Act 48 credit, you must complete a Request for Act 48 credit form upon completion of your course. The form must be completed for each course that is to be submitted for Act 48 credit.

Download Request for Act 48 Credit form