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2 November 2005

NCATE and Dept. of Education Review Teams to Visit

The faculty of the CEPS adopted “The Developing Education Professional as Creative Decision Maker” as its model for teacher preparation programs.

The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and State Department of Education (SDE) review teams will visit campus to review Jacksonville State University's education programs November 5-9.

Five academic departments form the education unit; they are Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Resources; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; and Secondary Education.  These departments offer programs at the baccalaureate, master’s (including alternative fifth year programs), and educational specialist levels.
The departments of Communication; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; and Technology and Engineering offer programs in professional studies.  Service Units in the CEPS include the Child Development Center at McClellan, the Family and Consumer Sciences Child Development Center at JSU, the Instructional Services Unit, the Teacher Service Center, Television Services, and the Wellness Center.

The College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) meets the changing needs of the region, state, and nation through wide-ranging service and research activities.  These activities develop problem-solving strategies and assist in social, educational, and economic development.

The uniqueness of the college is reflected through a diversity of programs and services.  The programs in Education, Dietetics, Merchandising, Restaurant and Food Service Management, Exercise Science and Wellness, Recreation Leadership, Counseling, Communication, and Technology and Engineering are designed to enable graduates to effectively solve problems using concepts and practices appropriate for each discipline in a creative decision-making process.

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