Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Concordia University was founded in 1864 as the Evangelical Lutheran Teacher's Seminary and has been educating teachers ever since.  If there is one thing that Concordia University Chicago does very well, it is preparing students for a career in education. The Concordia teacher is prepared as a servant leader who demonstrates integrity and competence. Fifty percent of our undergraduates are studying to become teachers.

First established in 1864 as Addison Teachers Seminary, Concordia University Chicago continues its proud legacy of educating teachers for private and public schools. Students who major in early childhood education learn how to teach children from infancy through third grade. Hands-on experience is a cornerstone of our program.

Elementary school teachers are certified to teach grades Kindergarten through eight. At Concordia-Chicago, it’s a rigorous certification, preparing you to teach all subject areas: reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music and physical education. 

Middle Grades teachers are licensed to teach different content endorsement areas in grades 5-8. At Concordia-Chicago, the Middle Grades Education preparation program uses the latest methodologies in professional coursework that covers both content...

Are you interested in teaching high school students, preparing them to enter the workforce or college? Concordia’s Secondary Education program prepares you to be an educator in a specific subject area, teaching grades 6-12.

Our Lutheran Teacher Education program is specifically intended for those who are called to serve in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod schools. This program will equip you with the education and certification necessary to become a teacher in Lutheran schools at the early childhood, elementary, secondary and special education levels.

Art teachers are dedicated to making their subject accessible, understandable and meaningful to their students. They are advocates who can articulate in a day-to-day classroom setting the importance of student learning in the visual arts.

This program combines two of Concordia’s strengths: music and education. We recognize the value of music in the lives of all students, providing quality programs, faculty and ensembles that exceed those of many other universities of comparable size.

Are you passionate about working with elementary, middle school, or high school students? Would you like to learn about various teaching strategies and methodology that will lead students to discover how to develop an active and healthy lifestyle? Click the details link above for more information.

If you have an interest in learning to read, write and teach using multiple languages in a school setting, this is the perfect program for you.

Special Education teachers are in great demand-they modify lessons to cater to the various special learning needs of children and help develop positive social skills.They also believe that every child can learn, regardless of special circumstances. As more special-needs conditions are recognized and discovered, the demand for special education teachers will only grow.