School of Education
What is TEAC?
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, those who will teach and lead in schools, pre-K through grade 12. TEAC's goal is to support the preparation of competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.
TEAC Goal & Principles
Offer public assurance that educators are competent, caring, and qualified.
The common purpose of teacher education programs and other programs for professionals who work in schools is to prepare competent, caring, and qualified educators. The faculty members seeking TEAC accreditation of their program are required to affirm this straightforward goal as the goal of their program.
The TEAC quality principles and standards for capacity are the means by which the faculty makes the case that its professional education program has succeeded in preparing competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.
Lake Superior State University's Teacher Education Program is crafted to support its candidates in meeting the following claims:
- Candidates analyze and synthesize ideas, information, and data to make applications of subject knowledge in inquiry, problem solving, and critical thinking.
- Candidates demonstrate deep subject knowledge through their ability to engage learners in concepts and problem solving from multiple perspectives.
- Candidates intentionally infuse technological tools into curriculum, instruction and assessment to enhance differentiation, collaboration, and student achievement.
- 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.
- Candidates demonstrate professional dispositions throughout coursework, field experience, and student teaching.
- Candidates demonstrate commitment to equity and democracy in their active participation in learning communities at the university, school, and community levels.
- Candidates value the uniqueness of each individual through their commitment to learners and learner-centered processes.