Tyndale has undergone a number of iterations and name changes over the course of its 125 years of history. Our humble beginnings originated in 1894 as a Bible Training School with 138 students in the Toronto area hailing from eight different denominations. Today, we have over 60 denominations and more than 40 ethnic backgrounds represented among the student body in one of the most diverse cities in the world. As Tyndale grew, so did our vision to become a fully accredited institution in higher education in the Protestant Evangelical tradition. 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.
University College Accreditation
Tyndale’s university education, rooted in the humanities, arts and sciences, seeks to deepen knowledge, cultivate wisdom and develop character to serve Christ and the world. Tyndale received university status accreditation in 2003 from the Government of Ontario and was renamed Tyndale University College & Seminary. 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 is also accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) located at 5890 South Sermoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32836, USA).
Bachelor of Education Accreditation
In 2007, Tyndale was approved by the Government of Ontario, by Ministerial consent, as well as the Ontario College of Teachers to offer a Bachelor of Education degree. This accreditation is subject to regular reviews and ensures that Tyndale provides a leading-edge educational program. 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’s seminary was established in 1976 and has grown to become Canada’s largest seminary offering a unique and wide-ranging educational experience. Tyndale 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 offered 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).
Tyndale’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.