ADRIAN, Mich - The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Accreditation Committee announced recently the merit of accreditation status for the Adrian College Teacher Education program. In a letter sent to the college, it was noted that the TEAC awarded the Adrian College Teacher Education Program the highest level of accreditation—seven years with no stipulations.
“This is a significant accomplishment for Adrian College. To receive the full seven-year accreditation, something a small percentage of schools achieve, is a testament to the outstanding faculty and staff in Department of Teacher Education. Most importantly, it provides greater opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Agnes Caldwell, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at Adrian College.
A statement was released at the time of accreditation on behalf of the TEAC.
“The Adrian College Teacher Education Program, which is designed to empower competent, caring, creative, and committed educators who will demonstrate the Ribbons of Excellence, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, from October 2012 to October 2019. This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.”
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council is dedicated to helping educator preparation programs improve upon and be accountable for the programming offered to its students. The membership of this council represents a broad range of higher education institutions, from small liberal arts colleges to large universities.
Dr. Andrea Milner, Director of the Institute for Education, released a statement regarding the importance of this accreditation.
“The Adrian College Teacher Education Department is thrilled with this accomplishment. We have dedicated ourselves to providing our students with the most current research-based “best practices” and relevant experiential opportunities. This status validates our work.”
“Our students can be assured that they are studying under faculty and working in a program that meets national standards of excellence,” Milner continued.