Concordia University Chicago’s education programs receive continual recognition for excellence
June 28, 2011—The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has conferred its prestigious “Continuing Accreditation of all Education Programs without condition” to Concordia University Chicago’s 18 education programs.
Concordia-Chicago’s education programs received their first recognition by NCATE in 1962, and the colleges in which the programs are housed have been continually accredited since that time. The recognition is a highly sought distinction of excellence granted to select few programs across the country that meet the national accrediting body’s highest and most rigorous standards for the preparation of educational leaders.
“The College of Education and the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs are committed to the tradition of excellence in the preparation of educators and school leaders for schools of the church, the United States, and the world,” said Kevin Brandon, EdD, Concordia-Chicago dean of the College of Education.
“The faculty, staff and administration of Concordia Chicago offers our sincere appreciation to its parochial school colleagues, public school colleagues, community partners, alumni, friends, and especially our students for their active support and ongoing commitment to the advancement of education."
Offered through Concordia-Chicago’s College of Education, programs receiving recognition are: Art Education, Director of Christian Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Spanish Education, Educational Leadership and Special Education.
Through the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, programs recognized are: Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Endorsement, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading, School Leadership, Secondary Education and Teacher Leader.
NCATE is a national accrediting body authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to determine which schools, colleges, and departments of education meet rigorous national standards in preparing teachers and other school specialists for the classroom.
Among the comprehensive programs at Concordia-Chicago preparing teachers, counselors and school leaders at all levels, the University’s graduate educational leadership programs enrolls the largest number of students among all Illinois public and private universities.
Concordia’s faculty and administration include government, education and business leaders who are recognized across the nation for their expertise in school leadership and education. Its education leadership candidates achieve 100 percent completion in passing state licensure exams.
For more information, visit www.CUChicago.edu.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.