Concordia University, St. PaulAccreditation, Partnerships & Non-Discrimination Notice

Accreditation

Concordia University, St. Paul is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Higher Learning Commission

Concordia University, Saint Paul, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The University has been accredited since 1959, with reaffirmation of accreditation in 2008. The next reaffirmation of accreditation is in 2018.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
312-263-0456 / 800-621-7440
Fax: 312-623-7462
info@hlcommission.org

 

Minnesota Board of Teaching

All teacher licensure programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The most recent approval was completed in 2015 and is through 2022. The Board of Teaching is being restructured as the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board effective January 1, 2018.

Minnesota Board of Teaching
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8888

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8888

Federal Title II Reporting for Teacher Education

The Higher Education Act, Title II, Section 207 (1998), requires all institutions that prepare teachers to report their candidates’ pass rates on state licensing tests. In Minnesota, teacher candidates are required to pass the MTLE Basic Skills Tests, which contains three subtests: reading, writing and mathematics. Candidates are also required to pass examinations related to subject matter content and pedagogy. The pass rates for Concordia University teacher education candidates and the pass rates for all candidates in Minnesota for 2013-14 and 2014-15 are given in the chart below.

* Pass rates are only shown in content areas where 10 or more Concordia students have taken the test.

Concordia University Candidates

Concordia University, St. Paul 2013-14

#Taking
Assessment

2013-14

Institutional Pass Rate

2014-15

# Taking
Assessment

2014-15

Institutional Pass Rate

2015-16

# Taking
Assessment

2015-16

Institutional Pass Rate

2016-17

# Taking
Assessment

2016-17

Institutional Pass Rate

Basic Skills    
Mathematics 60 73% 78 60% 117 51%
Reading 57 77% 84 61% 114 61%
Writing 59 75% 80 65% 126 52%
Pedagogy    
Early Childhood
Subtest 1
10 100% 14 100% 11 100% 12 !00%
Early Childhood Subtest 2 16 100% 12 100% 12 100%
Elementary Subtest 1 25 100% 35 94% 36 97% 33 88%
Elementary Subtest 2 28 100% 35 91% 37 95% 32 88%
Secondary Subtest 1 16 100% 20 95% 25 100% 12 92%
Secondary
Subtest 2
15 100% 20 95% 26 100%

 

12 83%
Academic Content Areas    
Early
Childhood Subtest 1
11 100% 14 93% 14 93% 10 90%
Early
Childhood Subtest 2
11 100% 15 93% 13 85% 10 90%
Pre-Primary Subtest 1 11 100% 11 100% 10 100%
Pre-Primary Subtest 2 11 100% 11 100% 10 100%
Elementary Subtest 1 24 100% 27 93% 31 94% 38 87%
Elementary Subtest 2 21 95% 26 96% 33 91% 36 94%
Elementary Subtest 3 27 96% 24 88% 31 84% 41 76%

 

Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA)

Concordia University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA). A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

Council for Higher Education AccreditationAccredited by a CHEA-Recognized Accrediting Organization
One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
202-955-6126

 

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Concordia University has held national accreditation for its teacher education programs since 1969 through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The College of Education & Science is currently fully accredited through 2022 by NCATE’s successor, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The accreditation includes all initial licensure programs but does not include individual education courses offered for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes since this is beyond CAEP’s scope.

 

Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MN BOSA)

Concordia University, ST. Paul is fully authorized to offer credentials in Minnesota for K-12 School Principals and School District Superintendents by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MN BOSA). Authorization to offer a credential for the position of Director of Special Education has been applied for and is pending BOSA approval.

Board of School Administrators
MDE Building
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 582-8754

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has approved Concordia’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Family Science as meeting the Standards and Criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. The NCFR provides certification for the profession of family life education. Thus, students who complete the undergraduate or graduate FLE programs are eligible for certification as a Family Life Educator (CFLE). The NCFR undergraduate re-accreditation was completed in 2014 and is in place through 2019. The graduate re-accreditation was completed in 2015 and is in place through 2020.

National Council on Family Relations
1201 West River Parkway, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(888) 781-9331
www.ncfr.org

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Human Resource Management programs, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, are aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Both the undergraduate and graduate programs have been judged by the organization as satisfying the core content guidelines expected by the Society.

Society for Human Resource Management
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA

(800)283-7476

https://www.shrm.org/

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The status will be reviewed in 2021. http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

The master of science in Orthotics and Prosthetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

The doctorate in Physical Therapy program at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

CAPTE
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-706-3245
accreditation@apta.org
http://www.capteonline.org


Partnerships

Academic Partnerships

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Concordia University has been selected by Project Management Institute (PMI) for an alliance relationship that will benefit students and provide added value to graduates of Concordia’s IT Management degree program by applying project management methodologies within the ITM curriculum. The Concordia/PMI alliance underscores the ITM program’s commitment to preparing student to become better project managers – an increasingly critical skill for IT professionals.

PMI-MN Administrator
1821 University Ave. W., Suite S256
Saint Paul, MN 55104-2801

Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative (TC2)

The unique Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative (TC2) is part of a significant and progressive effort initiated in 2009 by the Bush Foundation to establish a new paradigm for teaching and learning in Minnesota, to improve teacher effectiveness as a means to reduce educational disparities and increase the number of learners who attend post-secondary school.

Partnership – TC2 is a partnership of six private institutions of higher education in the Twin Cities metropolitan area: Augsburg College, Bethel University, Concordia University Saint Paul, Hamline University, St. Catherine University, and the University of St. Thomas. These institutions share a long and rich history and collectively prepare nearly 20% of all new teachers licensed in Minnesota.

Programs – TC2 teacher preparation initiatives include a strategic recruitment process, a continuum of mentoring and induction, a residency-like preparation model, and embedded assessments. Each area has a work team of P-12 teachers and representatives from each of the TC2 partner organizations.

Corporate Partnerships

The Concordia Partnership Advantage provides a unique opportunity for employers to work directly with Concordia University, St. Paul to develop a well-educated workforce that is better equipped to manage and support the business goals of the organization.

The program is a mutually beneficial partnership that offers employees or members of the partnering organization a $2,000 tuition discount exclusively upon acceptance and priority admission status when they enroll in any undergraduate or graduate degree program at Concordia University, St. Paul. There is no additional investment required of partnering organizations. You simply make the program available to your employees or members and reap the benefits of a better educated workforce.


Non-Discrimination Notice

Concordia University, St. Paul’s non-discrimination statement can be found in the Academic Catalog.


Authorization for Online and Distance Education

Federal regulations require schools providing distance education to students residing outside of the institution’s home state to seek state authorization with the states from which they enroll students or participate in a state authorization reciprocity agreement. Currently Concordia University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This allows Concordia University to enroll students from most states. Currently there are 2 states that have not joined NC-SARA: California, and Massachusetts.* View an interactive map of participating SARA Institutions.

*Students residing in these states are eligible to enroll in fully online curricula, but there are different conditions for each state that may restrict eligibility for certain sorts of additional instructional experiences (such as clinical or internships) in a few of our programs. Please contact Sara Kellogg at kellogg@csp.edu  for specific guidance about your eligibility to enroll as a resident from this state in an online program.

Licensure Requirements

Online education licensure programs currently only lead to the recommendation of licensure in the state of Minnesota. If you reside outside of Minnesota, please check with your state licensing agency to determine if the Concordia University program will lead to licensure in your state.

Other online programs do not lead to licensure in Minnesota. If licensure is required in your state, you must check with your state agency to determine if the Concordia University program will satisfy the eligibility requirements.

Questions, Concerns, Complaints?

Concordia University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Concordia, we encourage you to speak to your program administrator. Concordia’s Grievance Procedures for Students can be found here.

If you still have an issue, please contact the office of Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@csp.edu

If the issue cannot be resolved internally, students residing in a NC-SARA state, pursuant to the SARA Complaint Process, may contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education:
Betsy Talbot
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108
651.259.3965
Betsy.Talbot@state.mn.us

Higher Education:
Betsy Talbot
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108
651.259.3965
Betsy.Talbot@state.mn.us

For students residing in California, complaints can be made at:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
phone: 916-431-6959

For students residing in Massachusetts, complaints can be made at:
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
617-994-6950

Filing a Complaint
You may also report any complaints to Concordia University, St. Paul’s accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (inquiry@hlcommission.org).