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86 Credit Hours
DCE certification requires majoring in Christian Ministry. This program is designed to equip students for exemplary service in Christian ministry settings in the areas of education and/or outreach. It presupposes the minor in Lutheran Theology, which represents the theological core of the program and is taken by most church work students.
For Certification in the LCMS as a Director of Christian Education (DCE), add 12 credits of internship and 8 credits of additional coursework (as specified in the course listings). The DCE certification also requires completion of the Lutheran Theology minor.
DCE students work and grow through a final, fifth-year internship as part of their coursework.
Concordia University, St. Paul’s church work tuition guarantee ensures eligible students enrolled in church work programs will pay no more than $6,000 in tuition each academic year.
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry, DCE (Director of Christian Education) Program Director
Assistant Professor of Christian Education & Leadership
Associate Vice President of Faith and Ministry & Chair of the Department of Theology & Ministry