Antioch University Midwest recently received national recognition for three of its education licensure programs through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and by each programs’ respective Specialized Professional Associations (SPA). Early Childhood Education was recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Special Education by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Leadership and Ohio Principal Licensure Program by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).
The Educator Licensure Programs at Antioch University Midwest are written to the individual Specialized Professional Associations standards and are approved through these associations, which mean that each program meets the highest standards in the field. The clinical model of the program allows candidates to spend nearly a full academic year in the classroom where they student teach.
“Our program offers students a rich and invaluable opportunity to build lasting relationships with local teachers as they work directly with students as they complete their student teaching/clinical requirement,” said Julie Biddle, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Early Childhood Education Program. “It’s truly a unique experience.”
Through an accelerated program and cohort model, which provides a close network and a true learning community with fellow peers, students can complete both their degree and teaching licensure requirements in only 2 years.