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WCU’s Teacher Education Program Approved

William Carey University’s teacher education program has recently been approved by the Mississippi State Board of Education under the new Blue Ribbon Redesign for Teacher Education. Every college and university in the state of Mississippi must meet a certain criteria to receive Blue Ribbon status. The goal of the Blue Ribbon Redesign initiative is to increase the quality and quantity of Mississippi teachers, create an accountability system to link student achievement with teacher education and alternate route programs, increase teacher retention rates, and develop a better linkage between teacher education programs at junior and community colleges and universities. “I’m very proud of WCU’s department of education,” said Dr. Barry Morris, dean of the School of Education. “The members of our faculty and staff work extremely hard to make sure our school of education continues to offer top-notch programs and instruction.”
 

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William Carey University’s teacher education program has recently been approved by the Mississippi State Board of Education under the new Blue Ribbon Redesign for Teacher Education. A few of the faculty and staff members from WCU’s school of education who assisted in the project are (first row, left to right) Dr. Nykela Jackson, assistant professor of gifted education and chair of curriculum and instruction, Dr. Brenda Thomas, assistant professor of education, (back row, left to right) Dr. Jeannie Lockley, assistant professor of education, Dr. June Hornsby, professor of education, Dr. Barry Morris, dean of the School of Education, and Amy Herchenhahn, administrative assistant for the school of education.