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Professional Education Unit receives accreditation

May. 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

SOUTH CHARLESTON -- Marshall University's Professional Education Unit has received continuing accreditation for both the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The Professional Education Unit at Marshall includes the College of Education, based primarily on the Huntington campus, and the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, which is headquartered on the South Charleston campus. Together, the faculty of the two units graduate about 300 pre-service and in-service educators each year.

The accreditation is good through 2018.

"This accreditation decision means that we are achieving the goals we have set for ourselves," said Teresa Eagle, dean of the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development.

Robert Bookwalter, dean of the College of Education, echoed Eagle's comments.

"Meeting the new, more rigorous standards confirms that Marshall University is preparing great teachers for the public schools and is committed to excellence and continuous improvement in our degree programs," he said.