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Schaumburg, IL, Jan. 6, 2014 — American InterContinental University (AIU™), an established institution offering both campus-based and online degrees, today announced that its Master of Education program is one of the first fully online M.Ed. programs to be accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
TEAC recently granted initial two-year accreditation to AIU’s Master of Education program, becoming one of 191 programs in 149 institutions of higher education or alternative educator preparation programs to be designated by the council.
“With an accredited online option, AIU allows professional educators to more easily pursue a master’s degree amid their busy lives, while knowing their program has been held to rigorous and comprehensive TEAC evaluation standards,” said Dr. George Miller, president of AIU. “AIU offers educators seeking professional advancement a serious, industry-focused education that helps them maintain a healthy work-life balance, with flexible schedules, customized content and personalized education technology.”
Accreditation by TEAC is based on an extensive evaluation of an institution’s education program – including campus visits and a confidential survey of program faculty and students – by a group of TEAC representatives and external educators. TEAC is one of two agencies that voted this year to merge, creating the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a new agency that will be the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States.
According to TEAC, fewer than half the nation’s programs that prepare professional educators (pre-K through 12) for the schools are currently accredited.
AIU’s Master of Education program includes specializations in the following:
For more information about education programs offered by AIU visit: http://www.aiuniv.edu/degrees/areas/education.
About American InterContinental University
Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, healthcare, IT, design, criminal justice and education at campuses in Atlanta and Houston and an Internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Additional information is available at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.
AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit www.aiuniv.edu. American InterContinental University cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at www.aiuniv.edu/disclosures.
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (www.teac.org) is dedicated to improving academic degree and certificate programs for professional educators through the audit of evidence of student achievement. In July 2013 TEAC joined the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The new agency will advance excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning (www.CAEPnet.org).