Academy of Continuing Professional Education
The purpose of the Academy of Continuing Professional Education is to promote, develop, and sustain a high quality of professional competence among teachers and administrators in public and non-public schools located in the geographic area served by Concordia University. The academy provides continuing education events such as conferences, workshops, and seminars to help educators acquire and improve knowledge and skills required for continued certification by the State of Illinois, as set forth in its Statement of Professional Standard for teachers and administrators.
The Director of the Academy works with the College of Education to identify educational needs of teachers, especially those in partnership schools/districts. Based on identified needs and standards, educational activities are planned, marketed, and implemented. Concordia University has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to award Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) upon an educator’s completion of one or more of these activities. For further information call 708.209.3622.