July 11, 2008

APU Serves As a Model

AZUSA - Azusa Pacific University will host more than 50 academicians from across the nation representing the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Board of Examiners on Tuesday.

APU was selected by NCATE for this rare opportunity to serve as a model for the accreditation process as a result of its reputation for excellence, officials said.

Last year, APU's School of Education was recognized with 100 percent approval by NCATE, gaining a seven-year re-accreditation, the maximum number of years available.

NCATE is the premiere accreditation organization for schools of education in the United States.

During their visit, as part of a week-long training session to become Board of Examiners members, the guests will learn about the accreditation process by observing a recreation of APU's re- accreditation presentation.

This simulated team visit includes conducting interviews with School of Education faculty and reviewing exhibits.

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