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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.
Concordia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Concordia University, St. Paul has been accredited since 1967, with the most recent reaccreditation granted in 2008.
North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools
Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
All of Concordia University’s professional teacher education licensure programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1969. The programs were most recently re-accredited in 2008. Concordia University’s graduate programs in education are also accredited by NCATE.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
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Washington, DC 20036-1023
All teacher licensure programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The most recent approval was completed in 2008.
Minnesota Board of Teaching
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
As per NCATE and Federal Title II guidelines, Concordia University reports its professional licensure examination pass rates for academic year 2011-2012:
Pass rates indicate the percentage of students who completed our education licensure program during 2011-2012 who passed specific portions of the MTLE Basic Skills Tests. Passing these tests are required for licensure as a teacher in the state of Minnesota.
|Title II Reporting Year||2010||2011||2012||2013|
|All Program Completers 2011-2012||59%|
|All Program Completers 2010-2011||68%||81%|
|All Program Completers 2009-2010||83%||90%||85%|
|All Program Completers 2008-2009||94%||94%||94%|
|All Program Completers 2007-2008||91%||95%|
|All Program Completers 2006-2007||86%|
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.
The College of Education & Science at Concordia University is accredited with probation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of 2 years, from fall 2015 to fall 2017. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
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.
1821 University Ave. W., Suite S256
Saint Paul, MN 55104-2801
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.
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.
Concordia University, St. Paul’s non-discrimination statement can be found in the Academic Catalog.