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.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Concordia-Chicago’s education programs received their first recognition by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 1962 and the colleges in which they 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.

At the graduate level, recognized programs are the master of arts in curriculum and instruction (ESL endorsement), reading education, school leadership, teaching (secondary), and the doctorate in educational leadership.

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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