Students in the College of Education (including Teacher Education candidates) who wish to dispute a decision made by Concordia University and/or its faculty and staff regarding recommendation for licensure or other matters in the College of Education must submit an appeal in writing within 60 calendar days after the contested judgment was made. All appeals will be processed within 30 calendar days after the submission of the appeal has been received. To file an appeal candidates should do the following:

  1. Consult with the Dean of the College of Education about the process.
  2. Complete the Concordia University General Petition form explaining the nature of the dispute and/or grievance and submit it to the Dean of the College of Education.

Teacher Education candidates may contact the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (651/539-4200 x2 or pelsb@state.mn.us) to assist in resolving any dispute between themselves and Concordia University if the matter is related to the institution’s recommendation for licensure affecting the person or the person’s credentials.