Lutheran Teaching Ministry: Elementary and Secondary Education
Become a teacher and discover Christian Values and Academic Excellence
Want to make a difference in the world? Have you thought about how to go about doing it? Teachers can, and do, make a difference. Think about how many people teachers reach in one school year. A teacher with a class of 20 in school actually can affect the lives of over 100 men, women and children. Twenty children have at least one parent or guardian, one grandparent and one other adult in their lives. Through the careful nurturing of a child, others come to appreciate the world and all that is to be learned. A child learns from a teacher and carries that knowledge to parents and other special people in their lives.
To be a teacher is to stretch minds and to transform people. Concordia will give you the tools. Begin now by searching this website. See what others say. Find out what makes a teacher from Concordia a special teacher.
Lutheran teaching programs prepare the student for teaching in Lutheran schools at either the elementary or secondary level. Those who want to teach at the elementary level are best prepared by being a Liberal Studies major. Future high school teachers will major in a state-approved single subject content area. Students in Lutheran teaching programs complete the requirements for a California teaching credential and Christ College requirements. Students’ teaching assignments will include both public school settings and Lutheran schools. These students will then be certified, called and commissioned by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) to teach in Lutheran schools and hold a Lutheran Teaching Certificate.
While the majority of classes in this program are Education classes, students are encouraged to seek ways to integrate faith throughout the curriculum they will teach. Students who have a heart for Jesus and a passion for teaching ministry are guided to serve God by being servant leaders in their classrooms, in the congregational level, and beyond.
For more information regarding the Lutheran Teaching Ministry, please contact the Director, Dr. Becky Peters.
Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this program and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your program. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.