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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
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Manchester College’s teacher education program continues its commitment to profession’s standards

Manchester College’s continues to prove its commitment to producing quality teachers, with re-accreditation under the performance-driven standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The accreditation followed an on-site visit and study by a Council team. An accreditation team will return again in fall 2011, when the liberal arts college re-applies for the status.

Almost 290 students are majoring in education at Manchester College, including 61 student teachers who are honing their skills in 38 Indiana schools, including Michigan City, North Miami, Columbia City, Fort Wayne and, of course, in Wabash County. Last year, education students received more than 27,000 hours of classroom experience.

"We are most pleased by the findings and conclusions of the Council's Board of Examiners,” said Dr. Lindan B. Hill, chair of MC’s Department of Education and director of teacher education. “Receiving full accreditation for the maximum years allowable affirms our continuing efforts to improve Manchester College's Teacher Education Program."

The Council accredits 602 institutions, which produce two-thirds of the nation’s new teacher graduates each year. In the past decade, the Council has shifted from a focus on curriculum to a data-driven performance-based system dedicated to assessing what teacher candidates know and are able to do. During the accreditation period, Manchester will continue to provide data to the Council.

For more information about Manchester College’s teacher education program, visit the website at www.manchester.edu. More information about NCATE is available at www.ncate.org.

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