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ERIC Number: EJ951366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
The Cost of Accreditation: Hillsdale Ends Its Teacher Certification Program
Coupland, Daniel B.
Academic Questions, v24 n2 p209-221 Jun 2011
On December 31, 2013, Hillsdale College--a small liberal arts college in rural south-central Michigan--will no longer be authorized to recommend students to the state of Michigan for teacher certification. Hillsdale's over a century-and-a-half tradition of preparing teachers for public schools will, sadly, come to an end. Hillsdale will lose the ability to recommend students for certification because it will be out of compliance with a recent Michigan Board of Education (MBOE) policy requiring teacher preparation institutions to earn national accreditation through one of two existing teacher education accrediting bodies: (1) the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); and (2) the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). In this article, the author provides a thorough history of Hillsdale College's extremely successful teacher education program, and the unfortunate end of its certification component as the result of Michigan's decision to hand the accreditation process over to the NCATE and the TEAC. (Contains 25 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan