National accreditation of the Luther College Education Department assures students who complete Luther College's Teacher Education Program and their prospective employers in states outside Iowa that they are prepared by the highest standards our country has established for the preparation of P-12 teachers. Completers from a CAEP accredited institution readily qualify for a license in states outside Iowa.
Call for 3rd Party Comment—Luther College Education Department
The Luther College Education Department at Luther College is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 10, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).
We invite you to submit written testimony to:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: [email protected]
Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:
Full-Time Clinical Experiences in a Variety of School Communities
Luther’s January-term allows Luther Education students to have at least two full-time three-week practicums before student teaching. Luther’s Education students are required to have practicum placements in a variety of school communities.
Luther Education students are encouraged to have at least one practicum experience in a location with demographics different from their first placement and different from their hometown area. Student teachers have opportunity for an international placement and/or for specific programs in Chicago and in Alaska. Education students account for the diversity of their placements (size; SES; location; racial/ethnicity) by logging each placement in their portfolio. This information is evidence of their firsthand knowledge of the different types of challenges presented in different school communities.
We believe the opportunity and expectation for diverse practicum placements makes our program stronger and more flexible at the start of their career as a teacher.
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