The Conference of Presidents recognizes that teachers in Lutheran early childhood settings come from a wide variety of backgrounds, possess a range of skills or degrees, and teach in varying settings. Teaching ministry certification for early childhood teachers reflects that variety by providing options from which candidates can create a program to best match their needs. The emphasis is on basic Bible understanding and developmentally appropriate application in the Lutheran early childhood setting.

What is it?

  • 18 credits plus 5-week professional experience in a WELS school
  • Trains teachers to meet ministry needs and to proclaim the Word of God faithfully
  • Offered online or face-to-face at your location

Who should enroll?

  • Called early childhood teachers who are not ministry certified
  • Licensed early childhood teachers who want to prepare to teach in a WELS School

Guidelines for Ministry Certification