Endorsements and Certificates


Concordia University Chicago offers programs that meet the content requirements for State of Illinois endorsements in education and leadership.

These endorsements 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 that may be sought after the successful completion of these Concordia-Chicago programs:

Chief School Business Official
ESL and Bilingual
Gifted Teacher
Illinois Principal Preparation
Illinois Superintendent Licensure 
School Service Personnel K-12
Special Education, LBS1
Teacher Leadership
Technology Specialist K-12


Concordia University Chicago 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.

Concordia-Chicago currently offers professional certificates in the following areas:

Exercise Science 
> Fitness and Health Promotion
> Human Movement Science
> Sports Nutrition
> Sports Performance Training
> Strength and Conditioning
Human Resource Management
Piano Pedagogy
Reading Specialist K-12

Women's and Gender Studies


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