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Teacher Education Receives National Accreditation!

The Teacher Education Program at Lake Superior State University is awarded TEAC initial accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of five years, from 2013-2018. The accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

The accreditation announcement was posted on the TEAC webpage on November 1, 2013. LSSU's status can also be found on the TEAC site at TEAC » TEAC Members.

The Teacher Education Program claim statements frame institutional expectations for our teacher candidates, and are used in defining all aspects of the curriuculum that produces competent, caring, and qualified teachers. Evidence from key assessments throughout the program is gathered, verified through audits and then evaluated for its consistency and sufficiency.

Teacher Education Program Claim Statements

  1. Candidates analyze and synthesize ideas, information, and data to make applications of subject knowledge in inquiry, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  2. Candidates demonstrate deep subject knowledge through their ability to engage learners in concepts and problem solving from multiple perspectives.
  3. Candidates intentionally infuse technological tools into curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance differentiation, collaboration, and student achievement.
  4. Candidates respond to the results of self-evaluation and reflection for continued improvement in their implementation of research-based pedagogical practices that result in student learning.
  5. Candidates demonstrate professional dispositions throughout coursework, field experience, and student teaching.
  6. Candidates demonstrate commitment to equity and democracy in their active participation in learning communities at the university, school, and community levels.
  7. Candidates value the uniqueness of each individual through their commitment to learners and learner-centered processes.




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