Workshops, Seminars and Conferences
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 Chicago. 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 Chicago 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.
Workshops, seminars and conferences are offered in collaboration with faculty members from many different disciplines. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or college credit may be available to participants on specific workshops, seminars or conferences. Annual events include the following:
- Lectures in Church Music October
- Teaching Geography Workshops Winter
- Reading Workshop February
- Early Childhood Conference August
In addition to these annual events, new seminars, workshops and conferences are developed on an ongoing basis.