Concordia University

College of Education

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ED530 Human Diversity for In-Service Teachers

 Teacher Education

 Kinesiology and
     Health Sciences

Lutheran Classroom Teacher
Child and Family Education

Conceptual Framework


Contact College of Education
Don Helmstetter, Dean

Elizabeth Coleman, Program Support Specialist
Office: AD 318
Office Phone: (651) 641-8200
Office. Fax: (651) 603-6240

Contact Concordia University
275 Syndicate Street North
St. Paul, MN 55104-5494
Local: 651-641-8230
Toll-Free: 1-800-333-4705


The College of Education prepares professionals in a Lutheran liberal arts environment for life-long learning and service in teaching, research and leadership in our diverse and global community.

Our Conceptual Framework - Educator as Professional Decision Maker, Reflective Practioner, and Adaptive Expert - informs the content and practice in the College of Education. A coordinated set of courses and field experiences provides graduates and completers with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and personal qualities in the context of our urban and diverse environment.

In order to accomplish this mission, the College of Education has organized into four academic departments:
     Child and Family Education
     Kinesiology and Health Sciences
     Teacher Education
     Graduate Studies in Education
         Emphasis: Classroom Instruction
         Emphasis: Classroom Instruction (with K-12 Reading Endorsement)
         Emphasis: Differentiated Instruction
         Emphasis: Early Childhood 
         Emphasis: Educational Leadership
         Emphasis: Family Life Education

The College of Education offers the following:

     Liberal arts-based Bachelor's degree programs and other programs that lead to 
            recommendation for teaching licensure in Minnesota. All programs are accredited
            by the Minnesota Board of teaching and the National Council for Accreditation
            of Teacher Education (NCATE; continually since 1969). All licensure programs
            may also be completed by those who already have a degree.

     Post-Baccalaureate programs that lead to licensure in Minnesota:
         Special Education (K-12, Learning Disabilities)
         Special Education (K-12, Emotional Behavioral Disorders)

      Bachelor's degree in the Liberal Arts
         Child Development
         Child Learning and Development
         Community Health Science
         Family Life Education
         Kinesiology (a variety of emphasis areas available)

      Undergraduate minors
          Bilingual Education (add-on license)
          Community Health Science
          Special Education
          Teaching English as a Second Language




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