Steeped in an education-focused tradition of excellence, Concordia University Chicago was founded in 1864 by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Thus began a centuries-old evolution to develop best practices as it prepared teachers to work in Lutheran parish schools. Fast forward to the present: Among private colleges in Illinois, Concordia now graduates the largest number of Illinois public school teachers.
More than 4,000 teachers and administrators can't be wrong. That's how many students we enroll for our graduate education degrees each year. Here are some reasons why they may have made us their number one choice for education and leadership programs:
Nationally acclaimed and accredited: Our College of Graduate and Innovative Programs' cutting-edge curricula is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the Illinois State Board of Education.
Enjoy scheduling flexibility, 24/7: Thanks to the power of the Web, you can fit a college degree into your schedule. CUC has developed online classes which give you the freedom to log into class on a 24/7 basis. Post responses on the discussion board, receive feedback and submit assignment - all at your pace.
Accessible Learning and Technology Services: Concordia's customized CougarNet is a group of technology services that deliver interactive, user-friendly experiences and assistance. Students can take advantage of IT and ID card services, video and audio production, print services, access to live and on-demand media links to streaming content, and telecomm services.
Discover the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
If you're seeking a college for your masters or doctorate in education, consider Concordia's College of Graduate Innovative Programs. This is the place to be, if you already possess teaching experience and wish to distinguish yourself from peers and further your career.
Created by educators for educators, the college offers a variety of advanced degree programs in 14 primary disciplines. Quality is no object: Concordia has been nationally ranked by NCATE as having the top 5 percent of masters programs in sports leadership, reading education and early childhood education. As such, Concordia attracts high-caliber students, as well as seasoned faculty members who teach interactive classes.
As educators and administrators ourselves, we understand your job's challenges: Long hours, budgetary politics, technological changes and classroom challenges. We also understand the personal desire to keep growing. That's why we've developed curricula grounded in real-world exercises and knowledge intended to prepare teachers, school leaders, school counselors, and directors of Christian education to tackle their unique career goals - wherever they go.
To find out more about Concordia University Chicago and the online or on-campus degree program that is right for you, request more information today.