Stake Seminary and Institute Teachers and Supervisors

Our purpose is to help youth and young adults understand and rely on the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven.


Stake seminary and institute teachers and supervisors must be worthy to hold a temple recommend (see “Stake Presidency” in section 11.1.1 of Handbook 1: Stake Presidents and Bishops [2010], 102). They should also:

  • Strive to emulate the Savior in their lives, including how they live, teach, and dress.
  • Enjoy associating with young people and believe they are eager to learn the gospel.
  • Be available to prepare lessons, teach classes, and attend regularly scheduled inservice meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teach Effectively

  • Teach students the doctrines and principles of the gospel as found in the scriptures and the words of the prophets. Teach them in a way that leads to understanding and edification.
  • Help students fulfill their role in the learning process and prepare to teach the gospel to others.
  • Use approved curriculum and materials.

Seek to Develop as a Teacher

  • Attend and participate in faculty and area inservice meetings.
  • Visit regularly with their supervisor to obtain feedback and guidance.

Enroll and Encourage Students

  • Help parents and priesthood leaders identify and enroll all potential students.
  • Cultivate a loving, respectful, and purposeful environment in the classroom.
  • Keep accurate and on-time student enrollment, attendance, and completion records.
  • Encourage all students to complete class with credit.
  • Help students graduate and assist the priesthood in graduation exercises.