The NAD Team has come up with a list of honors that can possibly be earned at home during the COVID-19 shut-down.
Check it out!
El liderazgo de la División Norteamericana he creado una lista de especialidades que posiblemente se pueden desarrollar en casa durante la cuarentena del COVID-19.
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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Other/Pathfinder Instructor Certificate

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Pathfinder Instructor Certificate
North American Division


Year of Introduction: 2014
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"This certification is authorized for use by those who have not yet become invested Master Guides. It is intended to provide a strong foundation for someone who will be serving a local Pathfinder club as an honor or Investiture Achievement instructor. (This is NOT anything like the old PIA which was focused on training adults to train other adults.) Ideally the seminars should be taken before the staff member actually takes up their duties. The field work would be done during their first year as an instructor. This certification was approved by the NAD Pathfinder Committee in 2011 for piloting with action PA 2011.03 and in 2013 for adoption with action PA 2013.08."

Certification Requirements


1. Be at least 16 years old.
2. Be a baptized Seventh-day Adventist Christian who loves Jesus and is willing to share this love in both word and deed.
3. Hold a Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Certification Seminars


EDUC 002 Understanding teaching styles
EDUC 003 Understanding learning styles
EDUC 004 Understanding multiple intelligence's
EDUC 200 Teaching Investiture Achievement: Intent and organization
EDUC 230 Teaching AY Honors, general introduction
Take one (1) seminar of your choosing from the following list:
EDUC 210 Practical applications for teaching Investiture Achievement in a small club (under 12)
EDUC 211 Practical applications for teaching Investiture Achievement in a medium size club (12-30)
EDUC 212 Practical applications for teaching Investiture Achievement in a large club (over 30)
EDUC 213 Practical applications for teaching Investiture Achievement as part of a school curriculum
EDUC 214 Practical applications for teaching Investiture Achievement as part of a home school curriculum
Take two (2) seminars on teaching specific honors. You may choose from any 500, 600, or 700 level seminar in: HOAC, HOAD, HOHA, HOHE, HOHS, HONA, HOOI, HOOM, HORC, HOVO.

Required Field Work

1. Establish a mentoring relationship with an experienced instructor, or even better with a professional teacher. Document the conversations and advice that they share with you over the course of a Pathfinder year.
2. Be an active Investiture Achievement (IA) instructor, leading a group of young people to investiture in at least one level of the IA program.
3. Lead a group of young people to successful completion of an AY Honor.
4. Create a Portfolio that contains the handouts and your personal notes from the seminars you attend and the mentoring you received. In your portfolio, place copies of your teaching plans and records as you complete requirements 2 and 3.


Curriculum author: NAD Pathfinder Leadership Task Force • Date: 2010