The Department of Teacher Education at Lindenwood University hosted an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on January 27-29, 2015. Interested parties were invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. These comments addressed substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and specified the party’s relationship to the EPP (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).
Written testimonies were submitted to:
Site Visitors CAEP 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 Or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Teaching and Leading as an Art and a Science"
The School of Education agrees that the general outcome of the teacher education program must be teaching professionals that believe and implement teaching as a blend of “Art” and “Science” as represented by the Beauty and Mechanism of the Spellmann Clock Tower… Teaching as an art because teaching is a craft that must be learned and applied in an authentic environment. Teaching as a science because it must be influenced by research and best practice for optimal student learning to be achieved.