Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

January 27, 2021


ATHENS, W.Va. – The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation announced that Concord University’s Educator Preparation Program earned full accreditation for seven more years.

“We are so proud of our students and our programs. We know that amazing educators graduate from Concord and go on to do incredible work with children and families in southern West Virginia and beyond. This accreditation ruling means that our national accrediting body agrees,” said Dr. Andrea Campbell, Director of Teacher Education at Concord University.

Many individuals are a part of, and benefit from, Concord University’s Educator Preparation Program maintaining national accreditation status. Within the past year, Concord University recommended professional teacher or administrative licensure for 48 individuals. The vast majority of these graduates are already employed by local school districts as elementary, secondary, or special education teachers and some are serving as principals, reading specialists, or county level administrators.

Concord University was founded upon teacher preparation and looks forward to continuation of service within the education community.

“There has never been a more challenging time to be an educator, however, time and time again we see and hear what incredible things our alumni have been able to do for their students, communities, and families. We cannot take credit for their amazing work, but to know we had a small part of establishing their professional foundation is extremely rewarding,” Dr. Campbell said.

Concord University’s Educator Preparation program continues to offer educator preparation for aspiring Elementary, English, Music, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, and Wellness (PE/Health) teachers, as well as administrators and reading specialists. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in other content areas that are interested in becoming a teacher may be eligible for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program to obtain a teaching license.

For more information about Concord University and its Education programs visit www.concord.edu.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.
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