Students majoring in Secondary Education at Concordia will develop the skills and insights to become effective middle school or high school teachers and life-long learners. A variety of specialties are available that allow students to customize their major to the subject area in which they would like to teach. Because of Minnesota's rigorous teacher licensure standards, students graduating from the state?s colleges and universities are favorably regarded nationwide.
Students have an opportunity to blend theory and practice through a series of content courses, methods courses, field experiences and a student teaching clinical. The Department of Teacher Education works in collaboration with both public and private schools in Minnesota, throughout the United States and abroad. Teacher Education candidates with a desire to teach in a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod school are required to earn a Confessional Lutheranism minor.
The Teacher Education program at Concordia has been the pride of the University for nearly 60 years. It is widely recognized for excellence in its programs, faculty, staff and candidates, and is regarded as among the finest in the state of Minnesota and in the Concordia University System. The low student-to-faculty ratio ensures students receive the individual attention that is a hallmark of the department and University. The program is fully accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (continuously since 1969) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching.