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Lutheran Classroom Teacher

Students training to become Lutheran Classroom Teachers develop the skills and insights to become an effective teacher and life-long learner within Lutheran schools. Students who enjoy this major understand and value a Lutheran education and want to make an eternal difference in a child's life. They want to ensure children are taught about the Lutheran doctrine in a safe, welcoming environment.

Students engage in a series of classes, field experiences and student teaching opportunities which offers an effective blend of theory and practice. Concordia's dynamic metropolitan campus provides a wide range of opportunities that prepare students to work in the emerging church. Students are prepared to work in a team ministry setting through collaboration with students studying in other Christian ministry programs.

Students are taught by caring professors committed to ministry in Lutheran schools. The low student-to-faculty ratio ensures students receive the individual attention that is a hallmark of the department and University.

Lutheran Classroom Teacher graduates meet the requirements for both Minnesota state licensure as a public school teacher and for church certification to teach in parochial schools. Because of Minnesota's rigorous teacher licensure standards, students graduating from the state's colleges and universities are favorably regarded nation-wide. The department has key partnerships with many Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod schools and facilitates placement into a church?s school ministry upon graduation. The Confessional Lutheranism minor is awarded through the College of Vocation and Ministry, which also recommends the candidate for faculty approval to become a commissioned minister of the church.