Concordia's College of Education

Overview of programs 

Secondary Education

The secondary program at Concordia consists of professional education courses of both theory and pedagogy and a subject area endorsement option in either a field endorsement, a comprehensive subject major endorsement, or two subject major endorsements. 

Middle Level Education

The middle level education program at Concordia prepares our candidates to teach in grades 4-9 in Lutheran, parochial, and public schools. Concordia’s reputation means that we have many requests for teachers each year and our offices will work with you to find a position. 

Available endorsements include early childhood, English language learners (ESL/ELL), special education. 

Elementary Education

The elementary education program requires professional education classes and classes in a concentration area taught in elementary schools. At the completion of the program, you will be quipped to teach K-6 in any school.

Available endorsements include early childhood, English language learners (ESL/ELL), special education. 

Special Education

The special education endorsement requires professional education classes as well as those required for the age level of teaching you desire. You may select either an elementary special education endorsement or a middle/secondary special education endorsement

Early Childhood Education

The early childhood education program is an endorsement that prepares candidates to work with young children and their families in a variety of settings. Upon program completion, you may serve as a teacher in a child care center or preschool program, or as a kindergarten, first, second or third grade teacher.


Lutheran Teacher Diploma 

The opportunity to earn a Lutheran Teacher Diploma (LTD) and become a commissioned minister of religion in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is available to those who take specific upper-level theological and educational course work within their bachelor of science in education program in addition to earning their teaching degree and other requirements of the Concordia's education department.

Christian Teacher Diploma

The opportunity to earn a Christian Teacher Diploma (CTD) is available to those who seek to teach in Christian schools throughout the U.S. As you earn you teaching degree, choose from coursework that will prepare you as a Christian teacher with a strong foundation in Biblical knowledge and application.

Public School Teaching

Concordia prepares its public school candidates with the same passion as it candidates preparing to teach in parochial schools. All of our teacher candidates need to have the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to succeed in classrooms.  They also need to know that they have a ‘ministry’ as they model the values of their community to the children of that community.