School of Education: Undergraduate Programs
Commonly asked questions about the School of Education.
1. How long will it take for me to get my degree and credential?
2. Do you have a “Blended” program?
3. Will I learn about the “real world” of teaching?
4. How long is student teaching?
5. What are my prospects for getting a job straight out of the credential program?
6. Do you have placement for Lutheran School Teachers?
7. Can a student obtain a Masters degree?
Credential coursework can be done as part of your undergraduate degree meaning you can finish your bachelor’s degree and credential at the same time. Some universities call this a “blended” program. We think it is just good sense. It will take 4, 4.5, or 5 years depending on the pace you set for becoming a teacher. On average most students finish their degree and credential in 4.5 years.
In our program, you are able to finish your bachelor’s degree and credential at the same time. It will take 4, 4.5, or 5 years depending on the pace you set for becoming a teacher.
Yes. Every instructor in the School of Education has taught in either the elementary, junior high or senior high school levels and many have taught more than one grade. Faculty also contribute their experiences as principals, coaches, and counselors to the information you will learn in class. You will learn from professionals who understand the history of education and are striving to make you the best teacher you can be for the future.
Student teaching is generally 18 weeks which equates to one semester. You will be placed at a school within California and work with a mentor teacher at your school site as well as a University Supervisor from Concordia.
Graduates of the teacher education program are in schools across the United States and around the world. School districts and principals ask our graduates to teach at their schools because of the outstanding reputation of our teacher candidates. A credential from Concordia will open the door to a world of opportunity in education.
Yes. Our placement office will work with you and our Synodical body to place you in your first Call.
Yes. Concordia’s School of Education offers Masters degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, and Administration. You can enter the website pages here .
Why get your credential at CUI? Read what our graduates have to say.
Learn about your future professors in the School of Education Faculty profiles.
Questions? Send an email here or call at 949-214-3350.