On Sept. 27-29, officials from the Council for Accreditation of Education (CAEP) began their review of the Teacher Education program. Missouri Southern will be the first school in the state to meet the new standards for evaluation since a new agency for accreditation was created last year.

In 2014, the boards of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education met in Washington, D.C., and voted unanimously to consolidate educator accreditation under the new agency.

Dr. Deborah Brown, chair of the School of Education, said evaluators visited the Missouri Southern State University campus and talked to administrators and teachers in area public schools. The goal will to be determine how graduates from Missouri Southern State University are performing in their various subject areas.

The results of the accreditation visit will be announced in April 2016.

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