University Partners

Andrews University

Founded in 1874, Andrews University (AU) is a fully accredited, private university located in the southwest corner of Michigan, offering students more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, technology, religion, arts and sciences, and architecture. With a student body, faculty and administration that hail from over 90 countries, U.S. News & World Report ranks Andrews as one of the most culturally diverse universities in the nation.

While placing high value on academic excellence across its programs, the Andrews University Teacher Education Program in particular has been designated by the Michigan Department of Education as one of the top teacher education programs in the state, earning an Exemplary ranking seven years in a row among the highest-performing teacher education programs in the state for over a decade (as reported by the Michigan Department of Education). As a premier provider of quality teacher preparation and training, Andrews applies the same care, diligence and high standards to their Professional Development Courses.

Andrews University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Its teacher training and school services programs are further accredited the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE), and by the Michigan Department of Education.

Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, Indiana

Courses taken through Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) provide three graduate level credits. You may choose between any distance, online or onsite courses we offer. An official university transcript is available upon completion of these courses.

CCSJ is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools. Its teacher training and educational department programs are further accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) formerly known as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). CCSJ is also accredited by the State of Indiana Department of Education.

Colorado State University-Pueblo, Colorado

Courses taken through Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) provide three graduate level credits per course. Currently, you may take any online, Smekens Education or First Educational course we offer through CSU-Pueblo. An official university transcript is available upon completion of these courses.

CSU-Pueblo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools. CSU-Pueblo is also accredited by the Colorado State Board of Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Dominican University, Chicago

Founded in 1901, on a 37 acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Courses taken through Dominican University (DU) provide three graduate level credits per course. Currently, you may take any online or distance course through DU. An official university transcript is available upon completion of these courses. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools. It is also accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution. Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican No. 11 among master’s-level universities in the Midwest.

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