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Devoted to our Mission

Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, once said, “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.” Martin Luther College’s mission is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the WELS. With single-minded devotion, the MLC master’s program carries out that mission.

The following are some of the ways MLC’s mission drives its Master of Science in Education program:

    • Faculty – All faculty members are active WELS members who are experienced in WELS schools and qualified to teach graduate courses in their area of instruction.


    • Program – The emphases (Leadership, Instruction, Special Education, Educational Technology) and all courses have been specifically designed to meet the ministry needs of WELS teachers.


    • Convenience – All courses are available online so WELS teachers can complete their degree and engage in discussions with other WELS teachers no matter where they serve.


    • Flexibility – The student-centered approach puts teachers in control of selecting how long their program will take, when they take courses, and which courses best reflect their ministry.


    • Affordability – MLC encourages responsible stewardship of WELS teacher and school resources by keeping tuition costs as low as possible. Our master’s program is likely the most cost effective one available.

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