The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education recently recognized CUAA’s Early Childhood Education and the Master of Science in Education Leadership programs in the School of Education.

The Early Childhood Education program was reviewed, approved, and recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Educational Leadership program was reviewed, approved, and recognized by the Education Leadership Constituent Council.

According to the CUAA administration, these national recognitions come from reliable authorities and speak to the quality of education and training provided by CUAA and the individual accredited programs. It also validates the quality of the programs and provides a strong educational foundation for positive learning experiences.

“Having a national recognition ensures the preparation of quality educators and positively impacts the education of young people,” said Professor Jennifer Brewer, coordinator CUAA’s Early Childhood Education program.

“Colleges must have earned national accreditation in teacher education to be eligible to submit particular programs for national recognition,” said Dr. Marilyn Meell, director of Graduate Education Programs at CUAA.

CUAA has been accredited by NCATE since 2001 and just completed the site renewal visit and review in May, 2014. The initial report recommended full continuance of accreditation for the School of Education. CUAA is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.

For more information on the CUAA’s School of Education and what it can offer students, click here.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to

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