Application to the 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.