QU Nationally Recognized for Teacher Preparation

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Quincy University has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality for its top-tier undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program. Quincy University’s undergraduate elementary program is one of 107 out of 2,420 elementary and secondary programs in the nation making the 2013 NCTQ Honor Roll.

"We are very proud of our teacher preparation program at Quincy University,” said Dr. Ann Behrens QU acting vice president for academic affairs.  “Through our partnerships with both Quincy public and parochial schools, our teacher candidates have many opportunities to interact with K-12 students throughout their coursework leading to student teaching. We are grateful to the K-12 teachers and administrators who share their skills and knowledge with our candidates. The combination of experience and scholarship of the Quincy University School of Education faculty are instrumental in creating candidates who are well-prepared to move into their own classrooms."

The NCTQ examines the aspects of teacher training in the PK-12 system: including candidates’ academic strengths, mastery of the subjects they teach, and the quality of the opportunities to practice.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228-5275.