Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Teacher candidates read to elementary students at Storybook Comes to Life event.

The Luther Teacher Education Program begins in the student’s first year with a practicum experience in area schools. This practicum serves as an opportunity for students to discern their potential and interest in teaching as a career. All education majors and minors are required to have practica in a variety of school communities. Teacher candidates are encouraged to complete their required second practicum experience, the methods practicum, in a diverse setting that allows them to experience teaching from another perspective.

The culminating experience of the Teacher Education Program is a full professional semester (minimum of 14 weeks; 8 week placements are possible if needed for your particular state) of student teaching. College professors, along with cooperating K-12 teachers, work with student teachers in a collaborative environment to enhance their professional development and to successfully complete a professional teaching portfolio.

Luther College teacher graduates are employed by schools throughout the Midwest, the U.S. and internationally. They enjoy a reputation of distinction for their commitment to teaching and learning, to the needs of individual students, and for being active members of their schools and communities.