In 2017, the undergraduate Teaching Major in Mathematics received national recognition by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics/Council or the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCTM/CAEP).
The Council of the Accreditation of Educator Preparation reviews departments, schools, and colleges which prepare teachers and other educators. After completing a program, teachers seek licensure or certification from the state in which they wish to teach.
Why is accreditation important?
By receiving national accreditation, our mathematics education program has demonstrated that it meets standards for the preparation of new teachers set by organizations representing the academic community, professionals, and other stakeholders.
“The CAEP Standards and their components flow from two principles:
- Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and
- There must be solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.”