21 December 2010
KOKOMO, Ind. – The Division of Education at Indiana University Kokomo has been renamed the School of Education in recognition of its success and quality. This accomplishment is a result of the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff who ensure the best in instruction and preparation for the state’s up and coming teachers. The IU Board of Trustees approved the change at a recent meeting.
“IU Kokomo’s highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to our teacher candidates’ preparation and performance,” said Chancellor Michael Harris. “This renaming signifies the ongoing commitment IU Kokomo has to offering to academic quality and student success. We offer the best possible education for our students, and prepare exceptional educators for preschool through grade 12.”
The School has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since its inception in 1954 – with a recent re-accreditation in May 2010. 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. The U. S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize NCATE as a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation.
“This distinction of being called a School better embodies the high quality programs in education which have been recognized by NCATE for decades,” said Interim Vice Chancellor Sue Sciame-Giesecke.
The School of Education offers bachelor’s degrees in elementary and secondary education, a graduate program, and a transition-to-teaching program. Currently, there are 346 undergraduate students and 26 graduate students enrolled in the School.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.