College of Education academic programs nationally recognized

BLOOMSBURG—Several Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania College of Education academic programs have been Nationally Recognized or Nationally Recognized with Conditions by each program’s specialized professional association.

The reviews are rigorous evaluations based on each program’s alignment to the specific standards of their association and six to eight assessments demonstrating this alignment. To receive national recognition, teacher candidates in the program must successfully meet or exceed expectations through the evaluation and analysis of performance rubrics. Establishing assessments, creating rubrics, analyzing data, and writing the final report were done by a lead faculty member(s) for each program.

Receiving National Recognition are:
• Reading and Reading Specialist (graduate program) by the International Reading Association—Lead: Cherie Roberts
• Secondary Education Citizenship (7-12) (undergraduate program) by the National Council for the Social Studies—Lead: Michael Ruffini
• Special Education (undergraduate program) by the Council for Exceptional Children—Lead: Brooke Lylo
• Secondary Mathematics Education (7-12) (undergraduate program) by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics—Lead: Frank D’Angelo

Receiving National Recognition with Conditions are:
• Middle-Level Education (4-8) (undergraduate) by the Association for Middle-Level Education—Lead: Frank D’Angelo
• Secondary English Education (7-12) (undergraduate) National Council of Teachers of English—Lead: Beth Rogowsky and Craig Young

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.