One of the reasons I came to Luther College was because of the education department's credentials. It is accredited by the NCATE for its rigorous curriculum with high academic standards. I am continuously impressed by the amount and quality of work that is expected of me.

— Jacob Sund '17

Why is Luther a great place to learn how to become a teacher?

  • Your professional program of teacher preparation coursework is embedded within a liberal arts education.
  • Your professors will get to know you well, doing whatever it takes to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to succeed in your career path.
  • As one of only five colleges in Iowa that has national accreditation, Luther is highly accountable for its teacher preparation.
  • You have the opportunity to student teach in diverse settings, including schools in other countries.
  • You spend January of your first year in an area school, observing and assisting in a classroom all day Monday through Thursday, with Fridays spent in seminars on campus. This early practical experience will help you reflect upon vocational choices.

Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, or a teacher who works with our students, we welcome your exploration of our teacher preparation program. Visit the Outcomes page for more information on graduates and graduate statistics.

Education in the News

Music education students partner with alumna Randi Berg to bring Memory Choir to Harmony care center. Watch the story!

Gundersen Care Center in Harmony, MN perform in a "Memory Choir" started by Dr. Berg, a Luther alumna. 

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