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WCU Receives National Ranking in Three Education Programs

Hattiesburg, MS, June 24, 2014 - William Carey University received special recognition by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for three programs in The School of Education. The Second Annual Review of Teacher Preparation Programs evaluated 1,612 teacher preparation programs across the United States, including 20 graduate and undergraduate programs in Mississippi. Elementary, secondary and special educations programs were fully evaluated.
 
Of the 1,612 programs reviewed, Carey ranked tenth in the nation in the Special Education preparation program. Elementary Education preparation ranked 71 and Secondary Education received a 399 rank. Of the 20 in-state programs evaluated seven elementary and four secondary programs were strong enough to receive national ranking.
 
Dean of the School of Education Dr. Ben Burnett said, “I am very proud of the hard work of the School of Education faculty and the support from the university administration for the teacher education program here at William Carey University.  We have bright and talented students and I know they will have an impact on the students of the future.  This great ranking is just one measure of the progress our students and faculty are making together.  We look forward to continuing this level of excellence in the future".
 
The NCTQ was founded in 2000 to restructure the teaching profession and to increase the quality of teacher preparation programs in the United States.