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Teacher Education at Concordia St. Paul

Start a career as a first-time teacher, make a career move with a licensure, or earn a certificate to better serve your students. Concordia University, St. Paul has a path that’s right for you.

The Teacher Education program at Concordia has been the pride of the university for nearly 60 years. It is widely recognized for excellence in its programs, faculty, staff, and candidates, and regarded as among the finest in the state of Minnesota and in the Concordia University System. The program is fully accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (continuously since 1969) and the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). Because of Minnesota’s rigorous teacher licensure standards, students graduating from Minnesota’s colleges and universities are favorably regarded nationwide.

The College of Education at Concordia University, St. Paul, has long embraced the richness of diversity in our programs, and we take pride in our commitment preparing students for a lifetime of leadership and dedicated service to God and humanity, within their chosen professions, as well as throughout their community and the world around them.

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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 teacher preparation programs are one of the few institutions in Minnesota that have met all of the rigorous standards of program review developed by CAEP, which is a national accreditation body that advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board oversees and governs all aspects and requirements for teaching preparation program development and instruction in the State of Minnesota. Concordia University meets all of these standards set by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board .

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Concordia University’s teacher preparation program is part of a Archibald Bush Foundation-funded collaboration with five other higher education institutions which refers to itself as the Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative.

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Please contact the Office of Admissions to learn more about teacher education programs at CSP.

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