The School of Education at Concordia University Ann Arbor is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 19 - 21. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. 

 

School of Education Accreditation

Concordia University Ann Arbor's School of Education is fully accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) which has merged and is now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

2019-2020 Concordia University Ann Arbor's 8 Annual Reporting Measures

In addition to the NCATE (CAEP) accreditation, the School of Education is recognized by the State of Michigan to offer the following programs:
  • Biology- Secondary (Minor, Endorsement)
  • Chemistry- Secondary (Minor)
  • Early Childhood Pk-General And Special Education- Elementary (Minor, Endorsement)
  • Elementary & Secondary Admin K-12- School Administrator
  • English- Secondary (Major, Minor)
  • English As A Second Language- K12 (Minor, Endorsement)
  • History- Secondary (Minor, Endorsement)
  • Integrated Science - Elementary (Group Major, Group Minor) and Secondary (Comprehensive Group Major)
  • Language Arts- Elementary (Group Major, Group Minor, Endorsement)
  • Learning Disabilities- K12 (Major, Endorsement)
  • Mathematics- Elementary (Major, Minor) and Secondary (Major, Minor)
  • Music Education- K12 (Comprehensive Group Major)
  • Physical Education- Elementary (Major, Minor) and Secondary (Major, Minor)
  • Social Studies- Elementary (Group Major, Endorsement) and Secondary (Comprehensive Group Major, Endorsement)
  • Spanish- Elementary (Minor, Endorsement) and Secondary (Minor, Endorsement)