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Two WIU Teacher Education Programs Receive National Recognition

February 22, 2018

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University teacher education programs in the Departments of Mathematics and Foreign Languages and Cultures recently received national recognition from their Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) as part of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) program review process.
The Math Education program received national recognition from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Foreign Languages: Spanish and French Education programs received recognized by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
The University's Educational Leadership, graduate Principal and Superintendent programs as well as the School Psychology, History and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) programs were recognized in Spring 2016 and the Elementary Education, Special Education and Early Childhood programs were recognized in Fall 2016. The WIU English and the Reading Specialist programs were recognized in Spring 2017.
The teacher education programs in Music and Art are accredited by their own accrediting organizations (National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design) and do not require national recognition.
All of the University's teacher education programs are currently accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE).

For more information on the national recognition process, contact College of Education and Human Service Assistant Dean Greg Montalvo at (309) 298-1690.

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