The College of Graduate and Innovative Programs offers programs that meet the content requirements for State of Illinois endorsements and certifications in education and leadership.
These endorsements and certifications may be standalone content areas, or they may be linked to broader master of arts and doctoral program areas. All are aligned with appropriate national and state standards, and some hold outstanding rankings from national accrediting bodies.
State of Illinois endorsements or certifications that may be sought after the successful completion of Concordia-Chicago's programs include the following, with the Concordia area of study in parentheses:
A new certificate program of interest to K12 educators is the Certificate in Spoken Word Pedagogy.
Concordia University Chicago's College of Graduate and Innovative Programs recognizes that individuals desire to continue or enhance their lifelong learning without having to seek admission into a degree program. It also recognizes that students, who currently are enrolled in a degree program, may wish to enhance their learning in a given subject without having to declare an additional major or minor.
The College of Graduate and Innovative Programs currently offers professional certificates in the following areas: