Accreditation

Illinois State Board of Education

All Concordia University Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

The Higher Learning Commission

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation for Educator Preparation Programs at Concordia University Chicago

The Educator Preparation Programs  at CUC have been accredited since 1962 by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCATE) and NCATE’s successor  the Council for the Accreditation Education Programs (CAEP). Both Advanced Endorsement Programs and Initial Licensure Programs have been awarded this highly sought recognition of excellence granted to select programs across the country. CAEP is the only national accrediting body for educator preparation which recognizes those programs of distinction that prepare educators against the most rigorous standards.   

At the graduate level, nationally recognized programs for excellence include the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with the ESL Endorsement, Reading Education, Master of Arts in Teaching at the Elementary and Secondary Level, and Educational Leadership (Principals).

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

The master of arts in clinical mental health counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The College of Business is  a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and a candidate for the additional specialized accreditation by ACBSP.

 

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