Tyndale has undergone a number of iterations and name changes over the course of its 125+ years of history. It’s humble beginnings originated in 1894 as a Bible Training School in the Toronto area with 138 students hailing from eight different denominations. Today, over 40 denominations and more than 60 ethnic backgrounds represented among the student body in one of the most diverse cities in the world. As Tyndale grew, so did the vision to seek appropriate accreditation enabling students to carry out their God-inspired purpose. Tyndale is dedicated to the pursuit of truth; to excellence in teaching, learning and research, for the enriching of the mind, heart and character; and to serving the church and the world for the glory of God.
Tyndale has been approved by the Government of Canada as a Designated Learning Institution, making it possible for the school to accept international students with study permits.
Tyndale University’s undergraduate education, rooted in the humanities, arts and sciences, seeks to deepen knowledge, cultivate wisdom and develop character to serve Christ and the world. In 2003, as the result of a vigorous and thorough review by the Postsecondary Education Assessment Board (PEQAB), and their recommendation to the Ministry of Colleges & Universities that Tyndale has the ability to meet or exceed the requirements of delivering undergraduate and seminary/graduate programs, Tyndale was granted authority to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree. More recently, in early 2020, following another robust review by PEQAB and their recommendation to the Ministry, Ministerial consent was granted to use the name Tyndale University. Effective December 2020 Tyndale’s name was legally changed to Tyndale University.
As a recognized degree-granting institution, Tyndale grants Bachelor of Arts degrees, including Honours degrees in the arts, business administration and social sciences, under authority granted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Tyndale received initial consent from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in 2007 and initial accreditation from the Ontario College of Teachers to offer a Bachelor of Education program to prepare teachers for employment in primary, junior and intermediate divisions in 2008. Since then, Tyndale’s BEd program has been accountable to the regular review processes required by each regulatory body. Graduates of Tyndale’s Bachelor of Education program are eligible for a Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers. The program has gained significant reputation, and our teacher candidates are actively sought after. Offering a distinctive 16-month experience, teacher candidates are prepared for serving in the field of education through a collaborative community that includes seasoned professors and faculty advisors.
Tyndale University’s Seminary was established in 1976 and has grown to become Canada’s largest seminary offering a unique and wide-ranging educational experience. The Seminary is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools (located at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA, www.ats.edu). Degree programs include a Master of Divinity (MDiv), Master of Theological Studies (MTS), Doctor of Ministry (DMin) and Master of Theology (ThM). In compliance with accreditation standards, Tyndale Seminary engages in ongoing assessment of its educational effectiveness (PDF).
The Seminary’s MDiv in Clinical Counselling is acknowledged by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a recognized education and training program for psychotherapists.