Olivet has been honored by the College Database
on its list of the Top U.S. Colleges & Universities for Teaching Education
. Colleges and universities included on this list offer their students the widest range of program options when it comes to teaching education.
Currently, Olivet’s School of Education
prepares educators to influence lives through their careers. Committed to excellence in that preparation, Olivet holds the accreditation and approval of the nation’s top associations. Existing programs continue to be updated in order to meet and exceed professional and licensing standards.
“Olivet is blessed with a dedicated faculty that has provided the pivotal role in defining and shaping the ‘Olivet Difference’ for our students,” said Dr. Jim Upchurch
, dean of the School of Education. “Our school district partnerships have enhanced and prepared our candidates for success in the classroom for the last 72 years.
“We embrace the Scripture passage that is found on the wall in the School of Education offices: ‘Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants’ (Deuteronomy 32:2). In all aspects of our program, we work to help our students honor their calling to serve and work with children.”
All Teacher Education programs offered by Olivet are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Olivet’s Teacher Education Unit is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE
The following Teacher Education programs at Olivet, including some offered by the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, have received national recognition and/or accreditation:
• Early Childhood Education
• Elementary Education (MAT)
• Elementary Education (Undergrad)
• English Language Arts Education (MAT)
• English Language Arts Education (Undergrad)
• Foreign Languages (Spanish) Education (MAT)
• Foreign Languages (Spanish) Education (Undergrad)
• Library Information Specialist
• Mathematics Education (MAT)
• Mathematics Education (Undergrad)
• Physical Education (MAT)
• Physical Education (Undergrad)
• Music Education
• Principal/General Administrative
• Reading Specialist
• Science Education (MAT)
• Science Education (Undergrad)
• Social Science Education (MAT)
• Social Science Education (Undergrad)
The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes.
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