Administration and Supervision Licensure and Teacher Education Licensure programs have each earned accreditation from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
Shenandoah University’s School of Education and Human Development is proud to announce two programs that have earned national accreditation from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Both the Administration and Supervision Licensure and Teacher Education Licensure programs have each earned this prestigious accreditation.
“Earning TEAC accreditation for these two programs is a honor and a privilege,” said Director of Professional Licensure for Shenandoah University Mary Bowser. “I would like to thank our hard-working faculty for their dedication to making these programs among the best in the education field.”
Both programs were previously approved by the State of Virginia and in order to maintain that approval, the programs were submitted for TEAC accreditation. Bowser and Larry Brooks, former Leadership Studies Chair at Shenandoah University (now retired), led the accreditation process.
The Teacher Education program is comprised of thirteen courses of study at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Those thirteen courses of study include: elementary education, vocal/choral music education, instrumental music education, health and physical education, Spanish foreign language education, special education (general curriculum), reading specialist, ESL, and middle and secondary education in biology, chemistry, English, history/social studies, and mathematics.
Students who complete this program know and understand not only the subject matter they are licensed to teach but also the current research about best educational practice and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL). These graduates are able to demonstrate high levels of caring and teaching skills in their professional interactions with students, their families and colleagues in their schools.
Graduates of the Administration and Supervision Licensure program possess a thorough understanding of organizational theory and development, human resource management, school finance and law, instructional supervision, educational policy and politics and data analysis and interpretation to the degree required for licensure in Virginia.
These graduates know how to make decisions, informed by research evidence, fairly and collaboratively; formulate strategy to achieve educational goals; and articulate and communicate an educational vision that is consistent with the school’s mission and the nation’s democratic ideals. These individuals also demonstrate caring leadership skills in their professional interactions with students, their families and colleagues in the school.
Shenandoah University is the private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts institution, located in Winchester, Va., with an enrollment of more than 3,600 students. Shenandoah’s close-knit community is rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge. Shenandoah empowers its students to help the human condition and to be principled professionals and leaders wherever they go.