The Indiana University East School of Education’s English Language Arts Education program recently received its first national recognition from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
The national standards for English education are applied to the curriculum, test results, clinical practice, assessment of students, planning for student learning, pedagogy and content knowledge. Title II scores indicate IU East graduates far exceed national averages.
Jerry Wilde, dean of the School of Education, said an average of nine students graduate from the English Language Arts program a year.
“This national recognition confirms what we have always believed about our English education program – that we have prepared excellent English teachers,” Wilde said.
Teachers from IU East are highly sought after, Wilde noted. He added the School of Education typically places 100 percent of its graduates in jobs at schools throughout the region each year.
This fall, the School of Education inducted 58 students in to its degree programs. The students were inducted September 1 in a ceremony held in Vivian Auditorium. Students received their name tags and a lantern, signifying that, “Education is the Light.”
“We have very high expectations and our students spend a lot of time learning the craft of teaching,” Wilde said. “Our graduates are very much in demand.”
The National Council of Teachers of English promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.
For more information about the IU East School of Education, visit iue.edu/education.