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SBEC Fully Accredits TAMIU’s College of Education Posted: 5/11/16

SBEC Fully Accredits TAMIU’s College of Education

 

Dr. Weitman
Dr. Catheryn Weitman  

Degrees and Programs for the Texas A&M International University College of Education have been fully accredited by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).

TAMIU was among 133 programs educator preparation programs (EPP) statewide recommended to be rated as “Accredited.”

Currently, accreditation status is based only on student certification exams, although a principal’s survey is completed at the end of the educators’ first year of employment and will be used in the future. 

Graduates obtaining a standard certificate on how well they felt the program prepared them, also complete a Texas Education Association (TEA) exit survey.   Other measures will be added to how EPPs are accredited in the future.

TAMIU College of Education Dean Dr. Catheryn Weitman said accreditation is a vital component of program delivery and graduate employment.  Potential employers make employment offers to graduates of accredited programs,” Dr. Weitman noted, “This assures that our students are prepared to meet and go beyond State requirements.”

“In order to encourage optimal student performance on testing measures, the College regularly develops, revises, or reinstitutes policies and procedures to meet and exceed testing mandates.  For example, testing protocols are in place so that students demonstrate diagnostic readiness prior to sitting for their TexES exam, ” Weitman explained.

The College of Education recently received the No. 1 ranking among Texas universities that offer bachelor’s degrees in education and also ranked third among schools offering master’s programs by the online resource ToBecomeaTeacher.org

Registration for Summer and Fall 2016 is now underway. Please visit www.tamiu.edu/registrar/registration for assigned registration dates.

For additional information on teacher education programs available at TAMIU’s College of Education, call 956.326.3145, visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Suite 429 or click on www.tamiu.edu/coedu/