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Three education programs recognized by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation


Concordia University Chicago’s (CUC) elementary education, Spanish education and special education programs have been awarded the coveted status of “Nationally Recognized” by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) after completing their review process last week. These programs will hold the honor of “Nationally Recognized” until the next institutional review cycle in five to seven years.

“National recognition is an indicator of the quality of the programs offered at CUC and an acknowledgment of the talented faculty serving in the College of Education,” said Dr. Kristi Stricker, interim dean of the College of Education. “We are proud to offer excellent programs that prepare the next generation of educators to meet the challenges they will face as classroom teachers.”

The awarding of the CAEP recognition continues Concordia University Chicago’s tradition of excellence in educator preparation since 1864, when it was founded as Addison Teachers Seminary. The University’s education programs received their first recognition by CAEP (formerly NCATE) in 1962, and the colleges in which these programs are housed have received continual accreditation since that time.