The Urban Education Academy at Milwaukee Lutheran helps prepare students for service as a teacher in urban schools. The field of education and our church body, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, have recognized the shortage of teachers – especially teachers of color. Because Milwaukee Lutheran has a long history of preparing students for service to the Church, this Academy will intentionally work with students who have the attributes of an effective educator and the interest to pursue it as a future career. During their junior and senior year, students will participate in experiences through a unique partnership with the Center for Urban Teaching that help them determine if this is their calling and prepare them for the rigors of college studies to become an educator.
Additional Lutheran university partners in Concordia University – Wisconsin and Ann Arbor, Bethany Lutheran College of Mankato, MN, and Wisconsin Lutheran College will help with post-secondary opportunities. Successful graduates of the Urban Education Academy will qualify to receive significant institutional funding pledged from our Lutheran university partners to support their undergraduate higher education.