The student may pursue the Pre-Seminary Program of Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences or in the College of Education. Either will meet all academic entrance requirements for both seminaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
The Pre-Seminary Program of Studies is not in and of itself a degree program, but designates coursework to be taken within a Liberal Arts or Education degree program. Students completing all the prescribed coursework will be identified as having completed the Pre-Seminary Program of Studies on their transcripts.
Students desiring entry into a public ministry in The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.75 for all prescribed Theology requirements. All courses used in the GPA calculations must have a grade of C or better and cannot be taken under the P/DF grade option.
Option I: Pre-Seminary, Liberal Arts Track
See College of Arts and Sciences Listing
Option II: Pre-Seminary/Lutheran Teacher Education Track
The pre-seminary student would follow the Secondary Education Lutheran Teacher Education track, giving special attention to the Pre-Seminary Program of studies listed below.
General Education Core requirements for Teacher Education must include:
THY-2010 Introduction to the Old Testament
THY-2210 Introduction to Lutheran Theology
One PHI course
Prescribed Lutheran Teacher Education courses should include:
THY-3105 Introduction to the New Testament
THY-3210 Christian Life
THY-3310 History of Christian Biography
Secondary Certification students should pursue a minor in Classical Languages
Teaching methods courses should include one of the following:
THY-4500 Spiritual Nurture of the Young Child
THY-4505 Spiritual Nurture of the Elementary School Age Child
THY-4510 Spiritual Nurture of the Adolescent
THY-4520 Religious Education of the Adult