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Indiana Tech School of Education loses accreditation, licensing

Indiana Tech said it wasn't granted the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation accreditation.

Posted: Feb 5, 2019 10:11 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2019 1:27 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Indiana Tech School of Education is losing its accreditation and the ability to license new teachers.

Indiana Tech said it wasn't granted the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation accreditation, and the Indiana Department of Education said it people graduating from Indiana Tech won't get an Indiana teaching license.

"Many states, including Indiana, look to that standard when deciding which program to license to have teachers in their state," said Indiana Tech spokesman Brian Engelhart.

The licensing change only effects students not graduating in May.

Engelhart said the issues with accreditation is only systematic, and not the education students are receiving.

He added Indiana Tech is taking steps to fix the issue.

"We do have a pathway to reapply with the state with the Indiana Department of Education just a few months down the road," he said.

Indiana Tech is helping the remaining 40 with their options, whether that is staying or transferring schools.

A few years ago, Indiana Tech closed its new law school because of declining enrollment.

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