The Chicago State University College of Education proudly announced that one of its specialty program entitled Initial Preparation of Elementary Education Teachers has received National Recognition from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and The Association for Children Education International (ACEI). This is the highest recognition that a program can receive from NCATE/ACEI.
The Initial Preparation of Elementary Education Teachers Program is designed to ensure that both undergraduate and graduate students preparing to enter the classroom as teachers are receiving high quality teacher preparation training. 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.
"Chicago State University was founded as a Teachers College and we remain strongly committed to producing some of the best teachers in Chicago," Dr. Satasha Green, Dean of the College of Education said. "The recognition of this specialty program is further evidence that students who learn to be teachers at Chicago State will enter the classroom with the tools and training they need to be effective educators. The end result will be better teachers who help our children reach their full potential and put them on a path to future success."