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Director of Christian Education

100% career outcome rate1

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.

Director of Christian Education: 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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Dr. Mark Blanke

DCE Program Director, Director of Strategic Planning and University Institutes, Director of the Institute for Religious Education

Department of Education; Department of Human and Social Sciences
402-643-7439 Thom Leadership Education Center 003
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Amy Hubach

Assistant Professor of Education, Intern Site Coordinator

Department of Education; Department of Human and Social Sciences
402-643-7466 Thom Leadership Education Center 003E

Christian Education Leadership

The Christian education leadership major from Concordia University, Nebraska can help you serve Christ’s church through education as a Director of Christian Education (DCE), youth or camp ministry leader, Christian teacher or as a national or international missionary by equipping you to bring Christian values and leadership to God’s people in a church or school.

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Lutheran Guarantee

We’re committed to ensuring our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ have the opportunity to receive a Lutheran, Christ-centered education. Through our Lutheran Guarantee, undergraduate students can earn at least $25,000/year in institutional aid, and graduate students will qualify for a special $340/per credit hour rate.

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.