FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429
Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College is pleased to announce that the School of Education has successfully completed a comprehensive state approval review by the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE ). The approval is effective for seven years.
The state review sought to evaluate Peru State College’s teacher preparation. The state review took almost two years with reviews held in October of 2014 and September of 2015.
In a letter from the Nebraska Department of Education, the NCTE writes, “It was evident throughout the approval process that Peru State is committed to producing quality educators.”
The letter adds, “The dedication exhibited by the entire School of Education faculty to their students is to be commended. The entire campus should celebrate the accomplishments that were witnessed through the review of all materials and the conversations with [teacher] candidates, graduates, advisory committee members and others.”
The Nebraska Council on Teacher Education (NCTE) is an advisory body to the Nebraska State Board of Education. Its membership is appointed by the State Board from representatives of state-wide organizations which have a direct involvement or interest in teacher and administrative preparation, and from higher education institutions in Nebraska which are approved by the State Board of Education to prepare and recommend for certification teachers, administrators, and counselors; and those people recommended for special services endorsements.
In May, the College also received accreditation for seven years under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards.
For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.
About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs. Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region. Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.