Monday, February 3, 2014

Integrated Math Programs Receive National Recognition

The Ashland University Integrated Mathematics program recently received National Recognition by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The Integrated Mathematics program prepares students to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. Both the undergraduate and bachelor’s plus programs of integrated mathematics were approved for this distinction.

The NCATE accreditation process for mathematics teacher preparation programs requires a review of the institution’s programs by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). To receive national recognition, the program must demonstrate that it meets at least 80% of the professional standards and indicators used by the review board. Institutions must provide evidence that teacher candidates know their subject and how to teach it effectively. The NCTM reviewed the curriculum, teaching methods, use of technology, and student’s knowledge and skills before making their decisions.

Because of the rigorous standards used by NCATE, teacher candidates who graduate from NCATE-accredited schools will be better prepared for initial licensing and advanced board certification. Learn more about NCATE.

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