Ball State and Old Dominion University (Va.) have been named the 2005 recipients of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
"Many of our teacher education programs are doing outstanding jobs," he said. "We want to recognize the best among those programs."
"Ball State is honored to receive this award, especially because our Teachers College is committed to producing teachers who will strive for excellence like the award's namesake, Christa McAuliffe," said Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora. "LAMP is one way in which we are ensuring that graduates of Teachers College know how to prepare lessons based on national and state standards and best practices. We believe this tool will help our graduates understand how to engage students in learning that will inspire them to become active, lifelong learners."
"The Christa McAuliffe Award challenges teacher education programs to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs, an incredibly difficult task," said George L. Mehaffy, AASCU's vice president for Academic Leadership and Change, whose division oversees the award process. "Yet these two award winners have made striking progress in demonstrating the impact of their program on graduates and the impact of those graduates on K-12 students."
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