Teacher Education Program At Mount Union College Seeking Approval By NCATE
March 22, 2004
The NCATE approval process of the Mount Union College Teacher Education Program will be undertaken by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in October 2004. During this on-site visit, a team of NCATE Board of Examiners evaluates the unit's capacity to effectively deliver its programs and the quality of the unit's candidates and graduates, as measured by their ability to apply the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to help students learn.
In 1998, the education department began to look deeper into the purpose and direction of the Teacher Education Program by beginning work on a conceptual framework. Over the next few years and after countless meetings and scores of discussions, the conceptual framework became a living and breathing document. Groups involved in the decision-making process included the education department faculty, the arts and sciences faculty, the Advisory Council, Mount Union graduates, representatives from partner schools, SNEA and Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society for education students.
The Teacher Education Program, which consists of approximately 700 majors and minors, is now running according to NCATE guidelines.
Third party comments on the quality of the Teacher Education Program at Mount Union College within the past five years are being solicited. The public is invited to submit written comments to the Board of Examiners, c/o NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023. Please submit comments by July 1, 2004 to the above address.