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ERIC Number: EJ887292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Lessons from Ten Years of TEAC's Accrediting Activity
Murray, Frank B.
Issues in Teacher Education, v19 n1 p7-19 Spr 2010
Founded in 1997, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) designed a system that balances three sources of evidence in a single accreditation system: (1) that the program's graduates are qualified, competent, and caring beginning teachers; (2) that the program faculty investigates the factors that improve program quality; and (3) that the program has the capacity for continuous program improvement. TEAC's system was recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation in 2001 and subsequently by the U.S. Department of Education in 2003 and 2005. TEAC accreditation signifies that the program has the capacity for quality, the knowledge of how to enhance and monitor quality, and the skill to ensure that the programs' graduates are competent. This article discusses the lessons learned by TEAC for the last ten years of service and the implications of the findings from the audit of accreditation self-studies on teacher education programs. (Contains 4 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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