Five UOG Education Programs Get Specialized Accreditation

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Guam – The University of Guam School of Education has announced that 5 of its programs have received specialized accreditation which means the programs are nationally recognized as having met the standards set forth by their respective specialized professional associations.

The programs include:

*  Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary Education Program — Accredited by the Association for Childhood Education International

* Bachelor of Arts in Education, Special Education Program — Accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children

* Master of Education, Special Education Program — Accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children

* Master of Education, Reading Specialist Program — Accredited by the International Reading Association

* Bachelor of Arts in Education, Physical Education Program — Accredited by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education

[ The Master of Education in Special Education Program launched its 14th cohort in Fall 2011. From left: Yvonne Camacho, Jerika Dee, and Ann Guerrero; back row from left: Tricia Taitague, Dr. Richard W. Fee, Melanie Cruz, Justine Santos, Marie Angoco, Jacob Perez, Amanda Cox, Warren Lumpa, Berdiana Balajadia, and Shawnette Celes.]

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) lists the School of Education’s programs on its website at: http://www.ncate.org/tabid/178/Default.aspx?ch=106&CO_ID=14588&state=gu

“This kind of specialized recognition, along with NCATE and WASC, underscores the quality of our programs at the University of Guam,” said Patrick Leddy, Interim Dean of the School of Education. The School of Education will undergo an NCATE review in December, 2011.

The University’s other specialized accreditations include the National League for Nursing Inc., the Council for Social Work Education, and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

For more information contact:
Dr. Patrick Leddy, Interim Dean, School of Education at 735-2444 or greyleddy@yahoo.com