Teacher Education

We offer aspiring teachers the flexibility to choose their own path to the classroom. For a traditional B.A.in Education, a graduate teaching degree, or a degree for those called to Christian-based teaching, Concordia paves a rich and rewarding pathway.

All of Concordia’s Teacher Education programs are fully accredited. Graduates of the traditional track also qualify for an initial New York State Classroom Teaching Certificate and are ready to begin their teaching careers in public, private, or parochial schools.

Built upon a firm foundation in liberal arts and education courses, a Concordia teaching degree is also filled with field experiences that prepare you for a gratifying career. You’ll choose an area of academic concentration and one of four different tracks – all leading to the classroom.

Choices abound in these programs. Choose to focus on Early Childhood (birth–grade 2), Childhood (grades 1–6) or Middle Childhood Generalist (grades 5-9). From teaching assistant to M.S. in Education, Concordia offers students exactly what they need to be the educator they want to become.

Faculty and Students Give an Overview of Concordia's Teacher Education Programs

Teacher Education Courses

Concordia’s education courses prepare students for a variety of classroom settings. Courses of interest include:

Field Work Opportunities

Field experiences begin during the first year with a five-day pre-professional practicum during which candidates serve as teachers’ aides in the grade level of their choice. Prior to the student teaching semester, Concordia candidates are required to complete at least 100 additional hours of fieldwork, including experiences with students in high-needs urban settings, students with disabilities, and students with limited English proficiency.

Fieldwork and student teaching sites

Westchester County public school districts including:

Eastchester MOUNT VERNON
New Rochelle PELHAM
Scarsdale TUCKAHOE

New York parochial schools including:

Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School, Brookville OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN, BRONX
St. Mark's Lutheran, Yonkers