Teacher Certification / Certification Registrar

Teacher Certification

Columbia Union teachers obtain North American Division certification through the Columbia Union Office of Education (CUOE). It is the teacher’s responsibility to obtain and maintain appropriate certification and endorsements. The Office of Education provides financial and strategic support for full-time educators seeking masters' degrees and certification renewal; and consistently seeks to ensure the professionalism of all educational personnel.

Newly hired teachers, teachers seeking employment in the Columbia Union, or certificated teachers transferring from other unions, should complete and send to the CUOE the information on the New Teacher/New Graduate Certification Information Form (below). New graduates and teachers not currently holding denominational certification will need to request that official transcripts be sent directly to CUOE from the colleges/universities.

Courses taken to renew certification, obtain endorsements, and/or correct deficiencies also require that official transcripts be sent directly to the CUOE. Professional Growth activities can be recorded on the Evaluation of Professional Growth Activity form (below).

New Teacher New Graduate Certification Information



Handbook for Senior Academy Registrars

Certification Registrar

Christine's PhotoAbout Christine Greene 

Christine Greene has worked more than 20 years as the Teacher Certification Registrar and one of the Administrative Assistants for the Columbia Union Department of Education.  She was the Coordinator for Christian Playcare, Greater Philadelphia Junior Academy, Huntingdon Valley, PA, for over 7 years.  Greene also has four years as the Warehouse/Fleet/Purchasing Secretary at United Medical Labs, Portland, OR, and one year as the Delivery Driver/Packer/Secretary for Medical Specialties, Portland, OR.

Mrs. Greene says what she most enjoys about education is helping the teachers become qualified to teach our students.  She likes photography, reading, camping, gardening and flowers, hiking, boating, counted cross-stitch, and loves animals, her family, and God!
Greene attended Portland Adventist Elementary School, Hood View Jr. Academy, and Laurelwood Academy, all in Oregon.  She is a charter member of Hood View SDA Church and Pleasant Valley SDA Church, both in Oregon.

Office: (410) 997-3414, ext. 555
Email: cgreene@columbiaunion.net
Fax: (301) 596-6758
Mail: 5427 Twin Knolls Road
         Columbia MD 21045