Metal lettering attached to the brick exterior of Lech Walesa Hall that reads Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

Friday, October 16, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University is one of nine institutions from around the United States to be honored by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for its leadership and commitment to continuous improvement. The Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement awardees were selected from the educator preparation providers that were granted accreditation by CAEP at the initial level from the previous year, that provided evidence, and that demonstrated data trends with no stipulations or areas for improvement.

Northeastern’s Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education was granted such accreditation earlier this year.

“This award recognizes equity and excellence—two of Northeastern Illinois University’s most critical values—in educator preparation,” Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education Interim Dean Andrea Evans said. “The effort to improve is a constant pursuit, and we are eager and excited to take that charge. I congratulate former Dean Sandra Beyda-Lorie and her administrative team, as well as faculty and staff, on this well-deserved honor.”

The Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement is named after the founding president of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

“Frank Murray was passionate about education preparation, a prominent leader in our profession, and an advocate for evidence to improve education. The providers that CAEP is recognizing are committed to continuous improvement and preparing their students to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said Karen Symms Gallagher Chair of the CAEP Board of Directors. “CAEP Accreditation is a sign of commitment to quality through purposeful use of evidence. The Murray Leadership Recognition recipients should be proud of their accomplishments.”