Siena Heights University recently learned it received full national accreditation for both its Teacher Education and the Educational Leadership programs.
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council informed SHU that both programs received accreditation. The Teacher Education program received a full seven-year accreditation while the Educational Leadership program was granted five-year initial accreditation from TEAC’s accreditation committee.
SHU’s Director of Undergraduate Teacher Education Sally Rae said she was pleased with the overall process and the outcome for both programs.
“We are thankful for those at Siena Heights and the Lenawee community who shared in the two self studies and who helped prepare for accreditation,” said Rae, who also credited SHU Dean of the Graduate College Dr. Anne Hooghart and former SHU Graduate Teacher Education Director Dr. Kelly Cichy with their leadership during the process.
Rae said the university received official word about its accreditation from TEAC Executive Vice President Diana Rigden. SHU earned the longest duration of accreditation offered by TEAC for both programs.