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Kerry-Ann Hamilton
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School of Education Programs Receive National Recognition

WASHINGTON (August 27, 2008) -- The School of Education’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs have recently earned national recognition from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Association of Childhood Education International (AECI), respectively.

National recognition of teacher preparation programs granted by Specialized Professional Associations surpasses the requirements for accreditation. Nationally recognized programs have met the highest and most rigorous evidence-based standards articulated by discipline-based professional organizations.

Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick, Dean of the School of Education, attributes this historic accolade to the hard work of the faculty and exceptional students.

“This is a first for the School of Education. Though the School of Education is NCATE accredited and our preparation programs are approved by the state, the School has never had national recognized programs,” Fenwick said. “We are delighted that NAEYC and AECI have affirmed the rigor and value of our teacher preparation programs.”

The mission of the Howard University School of Education is to prepare teachers, administrators, researchers, program evaluators, and human development professionals for leadership in urban and diverse educational settings. The school through its faculty and research works tirelessly to influence the national education agenda for African American children and triumphs the thrust that all students can learn.

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