Director of Christian Education

Non-Degree Teaching Endorsement

As a director of Christian education, you will develop an advanced understanding of ways to make the most of and manage small and large group dynamics. Certified, called and commissioned by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, you will be prepared for ministry in a congregational setting, sharing the Gospel, teaching the faith and being a resource for parish education.

Concordia is an established leader and innovator in preparing future DCEs. We also offer several emphases for deeper study, such as focuses on outreach, pre-seminary, parish music, family life, and child, youth and adult ministries.


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DCE Specialist Diploma Program

Concordia’s director of Christian education specialist diploma program will help you learn innovative, creative ways to help young, middle-aged and adult learners see their faith journeys as relevant, real, fulfilling and fun.

Designed for those students who have completed their undergraduate coursework and are seeking DCE certification, the DCE specialist program includes a balance of theoretical and practical training so you can help people grow in their faith.

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