Be the role model they need

As an elementary/middle level teacher (grades 4K-9), you have the amazing opportunity to be the positive influence your students need during their formative years. You’ll support their development in mind, body, and spirit with a solid educational foundation. Our program has a Christian emphasis that will prepare you to be the kind of educator they can learn from and look up to.


All courses offered face-to-face on main campus.

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The average undergraduate student award is $23,395.

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Program Overview

The Elementary Education program offers many flexible options including dual certifications in Early Childhood or Cross Categorical Special Education, and a variety of minors, concentrations, or certificates so you can delve deeper in the subjects and specialties that interest you. Each undergraduate education program also offers a Lutheran Teacher Diploma track if you’d like to pursue education as an LCMS church work professional, and a Christian Teacher Certification track if you’d like to teach in another Christian school setting. Both tracks include an additional 9 credits of coursework to prepare you to teach religion and to integrate faith throughout the curriculum. Each track leads to a Wisconsin teacher license to allow you to serve as a Christian teacher in a public school as well.

No matter what route you take, you can count on building a strong liberal arts foundation with a Christian emphasis. It will give you the freedom to choose from a number of career options including elementary school teacher, middle-school content specialist, educational researcher, and curriculum specialist. Our program is accredited and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Our graduates enjoy an amazing 99% job placement rate after college, which means teachers who have a degree from Concordia are always in high demand.

What to Expect

Throughout your time in this program, you will grow a deep understanding of child development by taking a holistic approach to education. You'll start with specific education coursework and practical field experiences during your freshman year, and work to master content knowledge throughout the program, as well as a wide range of instructional strategies. Expect to develop skills in classroom management, curricular design and assessment, differentiated instruction, and data-driven improvement.

Concentrations / Specializations
Students can seek a minor, concentration, or certificate in the following areas:
  • Adaptive Education
  • Compassion Care
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • STEM
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Theology
  • Urban Education

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