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TCU Named Finalist for Teacher Education Award

The Association of Teacher Educators has named the College of Education’s Early Childhood Education program as one of three finalists for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award.

The award is designed to recognize teacher education programs that exemplify collaboration between higher education institutions and other education agencies that have direct involvement in the preparation of teachers. ATE will announce this year’s winner at its annual meeting in February. Education professors Jan Lacina, Cindy Savage and Steve Przymus will attend the meeting and make a presentation, along with two other finalist institutions, before the organization chooses an overall award winner.

“TCU’s Early Childhood program is unique nationwide since it provides local, glocal, and global opportunities for future teachers to develop as global citizens,” said Jan Lacina, associate dean for the College of Education.

TCU’s Early Childhood Program, which launched in 2001, prepares graduates to teach every subject area for students in prekindergarten through sixth grade, implementing effective approaches to curriculum and instruction. The program includes certifications in special education, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages and bilingual education.