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Lutheran Teacher Diploma

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Lutheran learning for future Lutheran education leaders

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Take your teaching ministry to the next level

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of young learners? Enroll in Concordia's Lutheran Teacher Diploma program today and start your journey toward becoming a qualified Lutheran teacher.

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Comprehensive, hands-on education

The program provides hands-on student teaching, ensuring you learn from experienced instructors and gain the skills needed for a successful teaching career.

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Strong job prospects

Graduates are in high demand by Lutheran schools and LCMS calling entities. This boosts your chances of securing a job that you're passionate about and making a difference in young learners' lives.

Career Outcomes
  • Strong foundation in teaching core curriculum and Biblical studies
  • Hands-on experience through student teaching at a Lutheran school
  • Inspire and educate young learners in a Christian environment
  • Fulfilling career making a difference in young learners' lives
  • Competitive salary and benefits packages
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Access to a supportive and collaborative community of Lutheran teachers and educators




Concordia University Texas School of Ministry





  • Accreditation

    Concordia University Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees along with the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Concordia University Texas. 

  • Admissions requirements

    Students coming to Concordia directly from high school with no full-time college experience must have: 

    • GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) 

    Students who fall below the above requirement will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions and may still be eligible for admission to Concordia. Please contact your Admissions Counselor if you have questions about achieving admission. 

    If you are transferring to Concordia: 

    • Transfer students with 12 or more college-level credit hours completed must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. 
    • Transfer students with fewer than 12 college-level credit hours completed must meet freshman admission requirements. 

    Visit our admissions page to learn more. 

  • Tuition and aid

    At Concordia Texas, we're widening the doors to higher education by making a college degree more accessible and affordable. That's why we've lowered our published tuition price by nearly 40%, with textbooks included at no additional cost. Learn more about how you can achieve an affordable education.

  • Student resources available

    At Concordia, we offer additional resources to ensure your success, including the writing center, math center, speech center and peer tutoring. The CTX Library's eBook collection of over 180,000+ items is available 24/7. The library also provides several Research Guides and Tutorials and you can chat with a librarian 24/7 for additional help. Because you’re a person and not just a student to us, mental health screening, resources and support are also available. Check out our mental health page for more information. 

Dr. Hannah Meineke

The Lutheran Teaching Diploma is highly lauded by Concordia’s Lutheran school partnerships. In addition to becoming certified as a teacher in Texas, LTD candidates are immersed in additional coursework and experiences that prepare them for the vocation of a Lutheran teacher. Lutheran Teaching Diploma candidates are also a part of the School of Ministry where they are in community with their church work peers on a regular basis both on campus and in the mission field. I encourage anyone who is Lutheran and considering teaching to also consider the LTD program at Concordia.

Dr. Hannah MeinekeAssistant Professor, Education




Ready to take the first step towards a fulfilling career in Lutheran teaching? Apply now for Concordia's Lutheran Teacher Diploma program and gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to inspire and educate young learners in a Christian environment.

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