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CertificationLutheran Classroom Teacher

Training as a Lutheran Classroom Teacher (LCT) prepares you for professional Word and Service ministry integrating faith and learning in the lives of children, youth, and families in one of the more than 2,500 pre-school, elementary or secondary schools of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

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Lutheran Classroom Teacher Curriculum Overview

Training as a Lutheran Classroom Teacher (LCT) prepares you for professional Word and Service ministry integrating faith and learning in the lives of children, youth, and families in one of the more than 2,500 pre-school, elementary or secondary schools of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

A student preparing to be a Lutheran Classroom Teacher meets the requirements for Minnesota state licensure as a teacher through the College of Education and Science (via a teacher education degree) and meets the requirements for church certification through the College of Arts and Letters (via the Lutheran Theology minor).

Meet Your Professors

Lonn Maly Dean, College of Education & Science

Lonn Maly is a graduate of Concordia University who worked for 14 years as a teacher and a principal in Lutheran schools in Michigan and Southern California.

Dr. Michele Pickel Professor of Teacher Education

Since joining the faculty at Concordia, Dr. Pickel has been a strong proponent of Service-Learning.

Dr. Suzanne Starks Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Starks teaches within the K-6 and Birth to Grade licensure tracks, supervises early childhood practicum and student teaching field experiences.

Career Potential

  • Lutheran Elementary School Teacher
  • Lutheran High School Teacher

“At first I was a little hesitant because Concordia was in the ‘big city’ but now I’m extremely grateful for the prime location. I explored the city’s culture and events and was also able to volunteer at schools ranging from Spanish Immersion to public and private schools – all of these helped me experience diverse and eclectic opportunities.”

Liz Bartels ‘15 Lutheran Classroom Teacher

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