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
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