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Indiana Tech education-school accreditation denied

February 6, 2019

Up to 40 Indiana Tech education students are in a bind after a national organization denied the university’s accreditation application.

Indiana Tech’s School of Education applied for accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, or CAEP.

As a result of the denial, the Indiana Department of Education alerted the Fort Wayne university it will be unable to license its graduates to teach in Indiana after this academic year, university spokesman Brian Engelhart said Tuesday. He noted it doesn’t affect this year’s graduates.

Forty students are enrolled in Indiana’s Tech education programs, which are elementary education, physical education, special education and secondary education in mathematics instruction. Engelhart couldn’t immediately provide enrollment by grade level.

The university is working to help students understand their options, he said.

“That’s what our focus is going to be,” Engelhart said.

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