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Union University receives NCATE accreditation

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 18, 2001 – Union University’s School of Education and Human Studies has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers for the nation’s children by recently achieving accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education.

Union is one of 46 schools that received either initial or continuing accreditation by NCATE, which accredits more than 516 institutions. These institutions produce two-thirds of’ new teacher graduates.

NCATE –accredited schools must meet rigorous standards set by the profession and members of the public. Their standards expect accredited schools to ensure that subject matter content, and how to teach it, is a priority; to emphasis school district collaboration; to ensure that candidates can use technology in instruction; and to prepare teacher candidates to teach students from diverse backgrounds. The standards also require the school to design a conceptual framework for each program that is based on current and established research and best practice.

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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