The Lindenwood University Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE http://dese.mo.gov/). The initial teacher education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC www.caepnet.org) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP www.caepnet.org).
Students who enroll in the School of Education may select one of two pathways to completion of the program:
• Successful completion of the Lindenwood University teacher education program qualifies the student for recommendation for teaching certification, issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MoDESE).
• Those students who desire to work in an educational field but do not desire teaching certification may pursue the Master of Arts in Education degree.