Chicago State University’s undergraduate teaching program has made the “Honor Roll”
of the National Council on Teacher Quality, a non-profit education-based think tank
that focuses on teacher training.
“CSU was founded as a teachers college more than 140 years ago, and though we have
branched out into many other academic programs, training the next generation of teachers
remains at the core of our mission” CSU President Dr. Wayne D. Watson said. “Our College
of Education is full of world-class instructors who have worked tirelessly to become
one of most respected programs in the state and this honor is a sign of their great
NCTQ carefully examines the aspects of training that matter most for effective teaching
in the PK-12 system: candidates’ academic strengths, the depth of their mastery of
the subjects they will teach, and the quality of the opportunities to practice. The
CSU undergraduate elementary program was one of only 107 out of 2,420 elementary and
secondary programs in the nation making our 2013 Honor Roll.
“The recognitions sends a strong message to any student or prospective student who
wants to be a great teacher one day; Chicago State University is where you want to
be,” Watson added.