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Millikin University is pleased to announce that the School of Education has received full national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

“I am pleased that Millikin University has been accredited by NCATE,” remarked Millikin president Douglas E. Zemke. “This validates the quality of our faculty, as well as the quality of the curriculum leading to student success. Millikin University’s School of Education continues to focus on the professional preparation of its students building the foundation towards inspired teachers with great passion.”

A study by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) shows that graduates of NCATE-accredited colleges of education pass ETS content examinations for teacher licensing at a higher rate than do graduates of unaccredited colleges. Teacher candidates who attend NCATE colleges boost their chances of passing the examination by nearly 10 percent.

“This recognition from NCATE speaks to the integrity of our program and rewards the hard work of the many people across campus, both within the School of Education and outside, who have been involved in the development of our education majors,” remarked Nancy Gaylen, director of the School of Education.

NCATE, founded in 1954, is the education profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. The U. S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize NCATE as a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. For more information, visit www.ncate.org. 

Millikin’s School of Education offers 10 academic programs; eight of which are nationally recognized by their individual specialized professional associations. Students enjoy opportunities to integrate course-based knowledge and skills with internships in area classrooms. The journey toward excellence in teaching and learning starts on the very first day of class. Local internships and clinical experiences combine with week- and semester-long opportunities to travel to and learn in Chicago, the Dominican Republic, China and Taiwan. These diverse, meaningful opportunities show students how to practice what they learn at Millikin in a real-world setting.

For more information on the School of Education at Millikin, visit www.millikin.edu/education.
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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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