The Teacher Education Accreditation Council has awarded The University of Texas at Tyler’s teacher education program national accreditation through 2016, Dr. William Geiger, College of Education and Psychology dean, announced.
This is the first national accreditation for the program, which is regionally accredited through the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
“TEAC accreditation further validates the quality of UT Tyler’s teacher education program, its comprehensive curriculum and the committed faculty,” said Dr. Kathy Morrison, UT Tyler School of Education director. “The accreditation notification was the culmination of much hard work and assures the public that the School of Education prepares competent, caring and qualified professional educators.”
The program provides undergraduate teacher certification in one of four areas: early childhood through sixth grade, fourth through eighth grade, all level certification and secondary certification. UT Tyler’s School of Education consists of 24 full-time faculty members and currently enrolls about 550 students.
With a 99 percent pass rate on certification exams, UT Tyler education majors consistently out-perform students from other universities.