Duquesne University's School of Education has recently received accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), highlighting its horizon-expanding educational opportunities for future educators.

The School of Education is one of only five institutions in the state of Pennsylvania to earn this accreditation.

According to CAEP's website, "Accreditation makes sure that educator programs prepare new teachers to know their subjects, their students, and have the clinical training that allows them to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively."

School of Education Interim Dean Dr. Gretchen Generett says that the CAEP accreditation is an indicator of the quality of Duquesne's teacher education program.

"National Recognition from CAEP is an important professional distinction for the School of Education," says Generett. "Achieving this honor demonstrates the vast knowledge and skill of our professors and the high level at which we prepare our students to meet the needs of K-12 students, their communities and the schools that serve them."

To maintain accreditation, institutions must undergo reviews every seven to 10 years. This rigorous process ensures that preparation programs are likely to produce successful educators.

For more information on School of Education programs, visit www.duq.edu/education.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The Universitys academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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January 13, 2021