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Get Equipped to Teach in Lutheran K-12 Schools

While the majority of classes in the program are in education and specific academic content areas, Lutheran teachers are also equipped as teachers of the faith who serve their students not only academically but spiritually. They work within a team ministry environment, exploring the interaction of faith and learning, and truly caring for their students. Those who have a heart for Jesus and a passion for teaching ministry are guided to serve God by being servant leaders in their classrooms, at the congregational level, and beyond.

Program Distinctives

  • Strong west coast Lutheran presence concentrated in Southern California and the Pacific Southwest District
  • One of the largest parochial school systems
  • K-12 experiences available

Alumni Success

  • Emma Mathes

    Lutheran Teaching Ministry: Elementary and Secondary Education: Emma Mathes '24

    By Emma Mathes ’24

    I want to become a teacher because of the many great teachers I’ve had throughout my life. It is my way of giving back. I have been involved in music and church since the 6th grade by singing in the praise band, helping with Vacation Bible School, and tutoring kids at my home church, Faith Community Lutheran Church in Las Vegas.

  • Tom Stueve receiving his alumni award

    Exemplary Teacher Helps Kids Excel in Science and the Arts

    Lutheran high school teacher Tom Stueve ’89 empowers students to excel in science and on the stage, leading a solar-car-building team and a theater program in Oregon.

  • Alyssa Mueller

    Lutheran Teaching Ministry: Elementary and Secondary Education

    By Alyssa Mueller ’15

    I always wanted to become a teacher in a place where I could share my faith and pray with students. But I didn’t know if I could be a teacher because I was so shy and introverted, and I didn’t want to say the wrong thing.

  • Rev. Dr. Paul Elliott

    Project Sets Psalms to Music

    By Magazine Editorial Team

    There’s a new sound emanating from the Concordia University Irvine campus — old lyrics put to new melodies that express timeless theological truths about God.

  • Stephen Puls

    Lutheran Teaching Alumnus Profile: Stephen Puls

    As a student at Concordia University Irvine you have access to some of the greatest minds in their fields. Each faculty member could be teaching somewhere else, but they choose to be part of this community, and their commitment shows in the passion they have in the classroom, in the relationships they have with each other and in the relationships they develop with students.

  • Great Commission Showcase

    Great Commission Showcase

    By Ann Ashmon

    Taylor Holland (Kelso) '17, the 2016-2017 Great Commission Showcase winner, discovered her new life goals through an unexpected medical emergency.

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Contact Us

For more information regarding the Lutheran Teaching Ministry program, please contact the Director, Dr. Cari Chittick.

Dr. Cari Chittick
Program Director
(949) 214-3355
[email protected]

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