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UT Martin recognized for excellence in teacher education


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MARTIN, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Martin was recognized for excellence in teacher education by the College Database, the most current and comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The new list titled “Top Colleges in Tennessee: Shaping the Next Generation,” highlights the post-secondary institutions in the state that produced the most education graduates during the 2012 school year.

“It is rewarding to see an external rating group rate our teacher-education program in the top 25 percent of programs in the state,” UT Martin chancellor Tom Rakes said.

“We are pleased to be designated as a top college for teacher education. Such recognition reflects an external validation of our teacher-education programs, and the hard work of our faculty and staff to produce outstanding teachers,” he said.

The College Database used the following methodology to identify the top college shaping the next generation: must be fully accredited; four-year colleges; U.S. colleges only; minimum of 10 grads from education or teaching programs in 2012.

UT Martin had nearly 300 education majors in 2012 and 212 licensure students.

“We are pleased that our ongoing commitment to prepare good, high-quality teachers to work in West Tennessee and beyond has been recognized by the College Database,” said Dr. R. Mark Kelley, dean of the college of education, health, and behavioral sciences.


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