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K-12 Education

Students majoring in K-12 Education at Concordia develop the skills and insights to become effective teachers and life-long learners.

Students can specialize in a variety of subject areas in which they would like to teach. It is a personalized program in which students work closely with professors in the classroom, in an advising setting and in clinical experiences that allow them to develop the ability to become effective teachers in a variety of settings.

Students will engage in a series of classes, clinical experiences and student teaching opportunities which offers an effective blend of theory and practice. Rich clinical experiences allow students to make choices about their career. The department of Teacher Education has key partnerships with Concordia's Hmong Culture and Language program, Twin Cities public schools, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod schools and five Twin Cities public charter schools that Concordia authorizes. Students often obtain teaching opportunities through these partnerships.

Teacher Education programs at Concordia have been the pride of the University for nearly 60 years. They are widely recognized for excellence in curriculum, faculty, staff and candidates, and regarded as among the finest in the state of Minnesota and in the Concordia University System. The program is fully accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (continuously since 1969) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

Students who have a passion to help children learn will find fulfillment in Concordia's Teacher Education program. K-12 Education majors are typically interested in teaching a particular subject to students from age 5 to 18 and have the desire to learn a variety of teaching methods. Because of Minnesota's rigorous teacher licensure standards, students graduating from the state?s colleges and universities are favorably regarded nationwide.