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Dordt education department earns 10-year accreditation

April 8, 2013

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) recently awarded the highest level 10-year accreditation to the Dordt College education department.

ACSI noted that Dordt College is “passionately committed to a biblical perspective in all that they do,” and explained that the education faculty is finding and sharing “promising practice.”

One of the programs the association praised most highly is the Professional Development School (PDS) Model, which is a partnership project between the college’s teacher education program and area Preschool through 8th-grade schools. The unique partnership is strengthening PK-8 learning, teacher preparation, and professional development. ACSI called the PDS initiative “an incredible opportunity for students and a game-changer for preparing pre-service teachers.”

This is the first time ACSI has awarded accreditation to Dordt’s education department. This accreditation further demonstrates the high quality of Dordt College’s teacher education program.

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