I am looking into Concord since it is regionally and nationally accredited. Since that is all I need to get a teaching job, is it a good choice? Is the E/JD Criminal Justice Track considered a doctorate for professor position standards or must I go for the extra year and get JD?
There's no real way to say this without coming across as a jerk, but just bear with me:
1. Most schools do not consider a JD to be on par with a Ph.d. as far as being a terminal degree for the purposes of a professorship. Sometimes you see adjuct positions in, say, business law or maybe criminal justice that will accept it. Of the postings I've seen, all of them require an ABA accredited JD. Not sure if Concord is or isn't. totally unfamiliar.
2. Of all the instutitions in the universe, colleges are more degree-conscious than most. Maybe to teach at some distance learning college, they won't care. Real colleges and universities almost certainly will.
3. It is very, very, very, very, very, very difficult to get a teaching position at a college or university with an ABA accredited JD as your academic credential. If you didn't graduate from Harvard or Yale, it's an uphill fight and you'd better have nailed a high class rank from a T14, at a minimum, if you want to teach law. Not sure about other disciplines, but if they're outside of the law, usually they want indications of high academic achievement. Draw your own conclusions about the academic achievement involved with the degress you're talking about.
Don't know the particulars of what you're talking about getting, but it seems like it is considerably less than an ABA accredited JD.
I don't mean to discourage, but what I wouldn't put a lot of faith in your chances of success on this plan.