December 2, 2019 / Vincennes University nationally recognized for teacher preparation
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has earned national recognition for excellence in teacher preparation.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has announced VU earned accreditation for its educator preparation program. VU is one of 59 providers approved under thorough CAEP Teacher Preparation Standards and a meticulous review process. CAEP is the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation.
“This honor states that ‘These providers meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate’,” VU Education Department Chair and Associate Professor Ann Herman said.
“We have always believed that we prepare our graduates to be fantastic educators, and now we have the designation to prove that.” Herman said. “We are very grateful for the support we have received throughout this process. Current and former students, VU faculty and staff, and partners with surrounding school corporations contributed to this report and site visit. Receiving this honor is both humbling and satisfying, however, we know our work is not complete. We will continue to gather data and input from our K-12 partners to update curriculum and make improvements to meet the ever-changing needs of the education community.”
For more information about Vincennes University’s Education Department and Degree Programs, visit https://www.vinu.edu/web/college-of-social-science-performing-arts-and-communication/education.
Education Department Chair/Associate Professor of Education
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers, and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21 other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
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