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Teacher Education at Concordia St. Paul

Start a career as a first-time teacher, make a career move with a licensure, or earn a certificate to better serve your students. Concordia University, St. Paul has a path that’s right for you.

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 regarded as among the finest in the state of Minnesota and in the Concordia University System. The program is fully accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (continuously since 1969) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Because of Minnesota’s rigorous teacher licensure standards, students graduating from Minnesota’s colleges and universities are favorably regarded nationwide.

The College of Education & Sciences at Concordia University, St. Paul, has long embraced the richness of diversity in our programs, and we take pride in our commitment to prepare students for a lifetime of leadership and dedicated service to God and humanity, within their chosen professions, as well as throughout their community and the world around them.

Available Degrees and Endorsements

Associate of Arts

Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Arts

Child Development

Early Childhood Education

  • Birth – Grade 3
  • Kindergarten Endorsement
  • Child & Learning Development
  • Parent & Family Education

Elementary Education

  • Communication Arts/Literature (5-8)
  • Math (5-8)
  • Social Studies (5-8)

Secondary Education (5-12 or 9-12)

  • Chemistry (9-12)
  • Communication Arts/Literature (5-12)
  • Life Science (9-12)
  • Mathematics (9-12)
  • Social Studies (5-12)

K-12 Education

  • Art
  • English as a Second Language
  • Music (Instrumental)
  • Music (Vocal)
  • Music (Instrumental & Vocal)
  • Physical Education and Health (5-12)

Educational Specialist

  • Principal
  • Superintendent

Master of Arts

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorders
  • K-12 Reading (endorsement only)
  • Special Education
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Teaching w/ K-6 Licensure

Teacher Education Faculty & Staff

Barbara Wissink

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Michele Pickel

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Anne Heilman

George Guidera

Oluwatoyin Akinde Fakuajo

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Donald Helmstetter

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Richard Benson

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Cheryl Chatman

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Douglas Millaway

Jerry Robicheau


All of Concordia University’s professional teacher education licensure programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1969. The programs were most recently re-accredited in 2008.

Important Links

Early Childhood Educator's Conference

Our conference strives to provide spiritual enrichment and continuing
education for early childhood educators.

March 2016