Classical Education Program
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.
- Classical Pedagogy minor (22-24 credits)
- Classical Studies major (36 credits) OR
Arts & Sciences major (36-56 credits) AND Classical Studies minor (18-21 credits)
|Core Requirements 1||45|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Required Core Courses|
|Old Testament (Common Core Experience)|
|Biblical Theology (Common Core Experience)|
|A Survey of Christian Thought (Faith & Life)|
or REL 3XX/4XX