Lutheran teacher diploma and Christian teacher diploma

The Lutheran Teacher Diploma

**must be an active member of a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregation

The Lutheran Teacher Diploma is available to students who are currently members in good standing of a congregation of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. This diploma is granted to students who have met all requirements for the teacher education program, have completed the Lutheran Teacher Diploma coursework, are eligible for a teaching license in the State of Nebraska, and have been certified by the faculty as qualified to begin service as called members of the Lutheran teaching ministry. Students wishing to receive the LTD must apply to the program and complete its requirements as a part of the baccalaureate degree. This diploma qualifies the student for minister of religion status in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

All students receiving the Lutheran Teachers Diploma are required to take a minimum of six hours of upper-level (300 or 400 level) theology courses on campus. (See specific course requirements under Bachelor of Science in Education Programs.)

Students desiring the Lutheran Teacher Diploma must include the following in their coursework: Rel 121, 131; Theo 241 or 242 or 251 or 252, 361, 362, 381; Educ 362 (except secondary education).

These requirements are included in the general education or Lutheran Teacher Diploma requirements. These requirements can also be found in the Undergraduate Catalog

The Christian Teacher Diploma

The Christian Teacher Diploma is granted to students who have met all requirements for the teacher education program, have a teaching degree, and are eligible for a teaching license in the State of Nebraska. Students seeking this diploma have indicated an interest in serving as teachers in Christian schools that are not associated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Students wishing to receive the CTD must apply to the program and complete its requirements as a part of the baccalaureate degree. All students receiving the Christian Teachers Diploma are required to take a minimum of six hours of upper-level (300 or 400 level) theology or philosophy courses on campus. (See specific course requirements in the Christian Teacher Diploma section of each program.) 

Students desiring the Christian Teacher Diploma must complete 9 hours of coursework chosen from the following courses: Theo 241 or 242 or 251 or 252, Phil 301, Theo 375, 390, 450, 465, 482, or 489. 

Requirements for the Christian Teacher Diploma can also be found in the Undergraduate Catalog