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.

CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Programs:
K-12 Art Education
K-12 ESL Education
5-12 Communication Arts and Literature
Birth-Grade 3 Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
5-12 Health Education
K-12 Instrumental and Classroom Music Education
K-12 Vocal and Classroom Music Education
K-12 Physical Education
Secondary Education Major (in conjunction with Math, Chemistry, or Biology)
5-12 Social Studies Education
5-8 Social Studies Endorsement
5-8 Math Endorsement
5-8 Communication Arts and Literature Endorsement
Pre Primary Endorsement



Higher Learning Commission – North Central Association

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
(312) 263-0456



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
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
(202) 466-7496

Teacher Education Programs Request Third Party Comments for CAEP Review


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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.