Vincennes University nationally recognized for teacher preparation - External Relations
Vincennes University nationally recognized for teacher preparation
December 2, 2019 / Vincennes University nationally recognized for
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.”
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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