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National review gives A&M-Kingsville top marks for teacher prep program

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KINGSVILLE (February 28, 2020) — The undergraduate teacher preparation program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been given an A rating by the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Prep Review. In total, 15 traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in Texas earned an A in the 2020 Teacher Prep Review.

 

Texas A&M-Kingsville joins Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University-San Antonio as the only schools in The Texas A&M University System included in the ratings.

 

“Texas is committed to utilizing evidence-based techniques identified in the science of teaching reading so that every child can not only read, but read well. This requires those preparing to be elementary teachers to be trained on these techniques and the science behind them,” said Mike Morath, Texas Commissioner of Education. “By requiring mastery of these instructional strategies—as the state legislature has now done—we will positively change the trajectory of educational outcomes for countless Texas children.”

 

“I am hopeful that there are visionary deans who will read the results and having earned an A will not be satisfied until they are certain preservice teachers they prepare are surgically precise in their ability to teach reading,” said Dr. Tracy Weeden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neuhaus Education Center in Texas.

 

For more information on the programs offered by the College of Education and Human Performance, visit the website at http://www.tamuk.edu/education/index.html.

 

About the College of Education and Human Performance

The College of Education prepares professionals for positions of responsibility and leadership in a global society. Faculty and staff are dedicated to enabling students to attain high academic, professional, and ethical standards that promote student achievement and lifelong learning. The programs prepare students to be successful in their professional careers by integrating technology, valuing diversity, and promoting authentic applications of knowledge. The College strives to offer the highest quality in teaching, research, and service.

 

About the National Council on Teacher Quality

The National Council on Teacher Quality is a nonpartisan research and policy group, committed to modernizing the teaching profession and based on the belief that all children deserve effective teachers. They recognize that it is not only teachers who bear responsibility for their profession’s many challenges, but the institutions with the greatest authority and influences over teachers. More information can be found at their web at www.nctq.org.                                      

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