Program plans for single and double majors are provided to show how majors may be completed in four or five years.  Following the program plan will ensure that the appropriate general education electives are taken.  

General Education Course Menu

  • Pre-Seminary

    The generic program plan below reflects a typical four-year degree plan for a pre-seminary student. At time of application students choose a non-Biblical language option. The academic dean places enrolling pre-seminary students into classical or koine Greek. Actual scheduling may vary depending on availability of courses and student’s preferences.

    Pre-Seminary Generic Program Plan

  • Education Single Majors

    ***ATTENTION ALL EDUCATION MAJORS***

    In the May 3, 2022 faculty meeting, MLC approved the use of a new school calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year.  This will change when some courses will be offered. The third-year clinical experience will take place during a new January(J)-term, resulting in some course work reorganization most of which occurs in the final two years of the plan.  

    As you look to the future, beyond freshman year, know that MLC will be updating these plans in the summer and fall of 2022.  If you are planning to take courses for transfer credit or request credit transfer, please be certain to speak with an academic dean or your academic advisor. 

    Early Childhood Education – prepares students to teach children from birth to age eight

    Early Childhood Education (for students continuing in the major)

    Early Childhood Education (for new students or students new to the major in 2022-23)

    Elementary Education – prepares students to teach in an elementary school

    Elementary Education (for students continuing in the major)
    Elementary Education (for new students or students new to the major in 2022-23)

    Licensed Minors
    Students may choose to complete a licensed minor along with their elementary education major.   Licensed minors may lead to a Minnesota licensure endorsement in addition to the K-6 elementary education license. Completion of a licensed minor together with successful licensure examinations and student teaching at the seventh or eighth grade level qualifies graduates to add a 5-8 grade endorsement to the K-6 elementary education license.  The Spanish minor qualifies for a K-8 endorsement. The educational technology minor qualifies for a K-12 endorsement.

    Academic Minors
    Unlike the licensed minors, academic minors are not eligible for Minnesota licensure.  However, they do build valuable knowledge and useful skills for ministry.


    Middle and Secondary Education Majors

    Middle and secondary education major graduates are eligible for Minnesota licensure and for assignment to secondary schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in their chosen subject area.  Students are strongly encouraged to double major by adding the elementary education major since these graduates are broaden their eligibility for assignment in K-12 WELS schools.

    STUDENTS CONTINUING IN THE MAJOR STUDENTS NEW TO THE MAJOR IN 2022-23
    Communication Arts & Literature Education Communication Arts & Literature Education
    Mathematics Education Mathematics Education
    Music Education – Instrumental Music Education – Instrumental
    Music Education – Vocal Music Education – Vocal
    Physical Education Physical Education
    Science Education – Chemistry Science Education – Chemistry
    Science Education – Life Science Science Education – Life Science
    Science Education – Physics Science Education – Physics
    Social Studies Education Social Studies Education
    Spanish Education Spanish Education
    Special Education Special Education

  • Education - Double Majors

    ***ATTENTION ALL EDUCATION MAJORS***

    In the May 3, 2022 faculty meeting, MLC approved the use of a new school calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year.  This will change when some courses will be offered. The third-year clinical experience will take place during a new January(J)-term, resulting in some course work reorganization most of which occurs in the final two years of the plan.  

    As you look to the future, beyond freshman year, know that MLC will be updating these plans in the summer and fall of 2022.  If you are planning to take courses for transfer credit or request credit transfer, please be certain to speak with an academic dean or your academic advisor. 

    Students adding an early childhood, elementary, or secondary second major to their chosen education major broaden their eligibility for assignment in a WELS school and are qualified for Minnesota licensure in both majors.  It is prudent to investigate Minnesota licensure and WELS assignment possibilities when choosing double majors.  Generally, double majors may be completed in five years.

    PROGRAM PLAN 2022-23 STUDENTS
    Communication Arts & Literature Education and Elementary Education Returning New
    Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education Returning New
    Mathematics Education and Elementary Education Returning New
    Music Education – Instrumental and Elementary Education Returning New
    Music Education – Vocal and Elementary Education Returning New
    Physical Education and Elementary Education Returning New
    Science Education – Chemistry and Elementary Education Returning New
    Science Education – Life Science and Elementary Education Returning New
    Science Education – Physics and Elementary Education Returning New
    Social Studies Education and Elementary Education Returning New
    Spanish Education and Elementary Education Returning New
    Special Education and Early Childhood Education New
    Special Education and Elementary Education Returning New

  • Parish Music Majors

    The parish music major prepares students to serve as music directors in parishes of the Wisconsin Synod.  Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree.  This major does not meet Minnesota licensure requirements and graduates are not eligible for assignment to WELS schools.  

    Parish Music  (for students continuing in the major)

    Parish Music (for new students or students new to the major in 2022-23)

    Parish Music and Education Double Major

    This double major provides graduates the flexibility of serving in a congregation or a WELS school.  Graduates qualify for Minnesota licensure in their education field.  A program plan for the parish music and elementary education double major is offered below.  Other education majors may also be considered.

    Parish Music and Elementary Education (for students continuing in the major)

    Parish Music and Elementary Education (for new students or students new to the major in 2022-23)

  • Staff Ministry Majors

    The Staff Ministry Program prepares students to become staff ministers (e.g., Minister of Family and Youth, Minister of Discipleship, Minister of Christian Education, etc.) for the congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. This program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in practical theology and provides students with a broad background in general education as well as professional courses and practical experiences designed to equip candidates with the competencies necessary to serve as staff ministers.  

    Staff Ministry (for students continuing in the major)

    Staff Ministry (for new students or students new to the major in 2022-23)

    Staff Ministry and Parish Music Double Major

    This double major qualifies graduates to serve as staff ministers and musicians in congregations of the Wisconsin Synod.  Neither of these majors qualify candidates for Minnesota licensure.

    Staff Ministry and Parish Music (for students continuing in the major)

    Staff Ministry and Parish Music (for new students and students new to the major in 2022-23)

    Staff Ministry and Elementary Education Double Major

    This double major provides graduates the flexibility of serving in a congregation or a WELS school.  Graduates qualify for a Minnesota licensure in their teaching field.  A program plan for the parish music and elementary education double major is offered below.  Other education majors may also be considered.

    Staff Ministry and Elementary Education (for students continuing in the major)

    Staff Ministry and Elementary Education (for new students and students new to the major in 2022-23)