Classical Education (M)
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Education
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 to teach in schools and academies which have adopted a classical paradigm for their curricula and principles of pedagogy. This program 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 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 may be called to positions in schools of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and are eligible to be rostered in the LCMS with the designation “Minister of Religion—Commissioned, Teacher.” Graduates of this program are also eligible to be certified by the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education. Nevertheless, admission to the program 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)
- Latin proficiency (minimum 12 credits)