Able To Teach (Parent Qualifying Course)

Able to Teach

Thinking about homeschooling but unsure about how to begin?

Already homeschooling but want to improve on your teaching methods?

Feeling homeschool weary and need some fresh ideas?

Family Academy offers “Able to Teach”, an invaluably informative course on effective home education, providing a smorgasbord of effective teaching strategies and resources to pick from and try.

In 20 hours though the “Able to Teach” course, parents can learn how to individualize home instruction through educational theory melded with many practical applications. The end of each session also provides additional spiritual development ideas as well.  This course has been developed by two experienced homeschooling moms and certified teachers, Diana McAlister and Candice Childs.

Able to Teach is a self-paced on-line course over 4-6 weeks offered any time during the year. Call 206-928-2934 or click here to register.  This format is available anywhere with Internet connections.

For WA State residents, any format of this course meets the state requirement as a parent qualifying course and is offered through Multnomah University

For more info about Able to Teach, visit our Facebook page.

Course Content

Take a look at an overview of the course.

Class Options

Learn about enrollment and availability of classes.


Here is what our participants had to say about the program.

About the Course Developers

Diana McAlister and Candice Broman Childs were each public school teachers for five years, but chose to be stay-at-home moms (and eventually homeschooling moms). Through Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore, John Holt, and other late ‘70’s-early ‘80’s local homeschooling pioneers, they saw home education as the context for Deut 6:4-9.  In 1981, they founded Family Academy through which thousands of parents, teachers, and students have been trained in effective methods of home education. They also established Academy Northwest, an accredited private school to serve the homeschool community. In 1986, Diana and Candice developed and began teaching the “Able To Teach” course. They are also the co-authors of Homeschooling the High Schooler.

Get Started Today!

If you’re interested in starting the Able to Teach program, contact us. A representative will be with you to discuss next steps.