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Dean’s Message

Welcome to the College of Education!

coe_sheryl_reinisch.jpgThe mission of Concordia University is to prepare leaders for the transformation of society. We believe such transformation begins with teachers who are committed to inspire, encourage, and empower their students in order to help them reach their full potential. Whether working with preschool-aged children, second or third graders, middle school students, or seniors in high school, teachers have the ability to transform lives every single day. Through the act of teaching, we are given the opportunity to touch the heart, the mind, and the very soul of our students in powerful and profound ways.

Whether you are beginning your journey into the teaching profession or are seeking to continue your journey as a transformative educator, we can help make your goal a reality. Our College of Education offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level. From our degree completion programs in early childhood and career and technical education, to our initial teaching licensure and professional church work programs, to the variety of options available in our graduate programs, you will find yourself in a learning community guided by dedicated and caring faculty with a wealth of experience teaching in the field. Together, we will support you in becoming the educator you aspire to be.

I invite you to explore how Concordia University’s College of Education can assist you in your professional journey. God’s blessings as you take this next step as a member of the most vital profession on earth.

Dr. Sheryl Reinisch
Dean, College of Education