Certified Leaders are leaders of churches, church networks, and church-planting movements that have been certified to lead Antioch School programs in their ministry contexts. They are the "local faculty" who have the most contact with the students and are responsible to facilitate use of resources, provide personal and ministry assessment, and coach students in the development of their portfolios. It is the emphasis on these partner leaders that sustains the essential church-based nature of the programs.
Associate Faculty are veterans in the use of our resources who provide periodic external review and validation of the portfolio assessment.
Senior Faculty serve the entire Antioch School network by developing curriculum, designing assessment tools, training and certifying faculty, and commending degrees.
Teachers using Leadership Series courses are not "faculty" in the traditional sense of the word. The resources are designed by Senior Faculty to function as distance education courses with lesson plans, theological readers, and assessments. The Antioch School does not control who does the actual facilitation of classes using the Leadership Series courses, but provides training in Socratic discussion and portfolio assessment pedagogy. Certified leaders of partner programs using resources determine who facilitates the class discussions. Academic quality control is maintained through the extensive and rigorous portfolio assessment of evidence of competencies, both for individual students and for partner programs.