Classical Education Program

Program Introduction

The Classical Education Program is an interdisciplinary course of study in Classical studies and Classical teaching methods, grounded in the Liberal Arts tradition with a strong foundation in the Lutheran heritage.


The classical education program is intended to prepare students who wish to teach in schools and academies which have adopted a classical paradigm for their curricula and principles of pedagogy.  It consists of a Classical Studies Major (or Minor) which gives the students a solid grounding in classical learning and a Classical Pedagogy Minor, which provides training in distinctively classical principles of instruction and methods of learning.  Students also have the option of completing a major in Arts & Sciences (such as mathematics, science, English or History).  Concordia’s program is designed specifically to provide teachers for both Lutheran and other Christian schools that have adopted a Classical curriculum. Graduates of the program are eligible for rostering within the LCMS, but admission is open to members of any Christian denomination.

Program Requirements

  1. Classical Pedagogy minor (22-24 credits)
  2. Classical Studies major (36 credits) OR
    Arts & Sciences major (36-56 credits) AND Classical Studies minor (18-21 credits)
Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements36
Minor: Required
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
Old Testament (Common Core Experience)
Biblical Theology (Common Core Experience)
A Survey of Christian Thought (Faith & Life)
Required Courses
History 6
English/Literature 6
Fine Arts 6
New Testament
Lutheran Confessions
or REL 3XX/4XX
Total Hours36