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While the majority of classes in the program are in education and specific academic content areas, Lutheran teachers are also equipped as teachers of the faith who serve their students not only academically but spiritually. They work within a team ministry environment, exploring the interaction of faith and learning, and truly caring for their students. Those who have a heart for Jesus and a passion for teaching ministry are guided to serve God by being servant leaders in their classrooms, at the congregational level, and beyond.
By Alyssa Mueller ’15
I always wanted to become a teacher in a place where I could share my faith and pray with students. But I didn’t know if I could be a teacher because I was so shy and introverted, and I didn’t want to say the wrong thing.
By Magazine Editorial Team
There’s a new sound emanating from the CUI campus — old lyrics put to new melodies that express timeless theological truths about God.
As a student at Concordia University Irvine you have access to some of the greatest minds in their fields. Each faculty member could be teaching somewhere else, but they choose to be part of this community, and their commitment shows in the passion they have in the classroom, in the relationships they have with each other and in the relationships they develop with students.
By Ann Ashmon
Taylor Holland (Kelso) '17, the 2016-2017 Great Commission Showcase winner, discovered her new life goals through an unexpected medical emergency.
For more information regarding the Lutheran Teaching Ministry program, please contact the Director, Dr. Cari Chittick.
Dr. Cari Chittick