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2020 = no education majors Looming regulations force Olivet to phase-out teacher prep

September 16, 2015

As the 2015-2016 school year is upon Olivet College, the Lamp of Learning burns brighter than ever. However, not so much for the college’s teacher preparation program, Despite having made extensive improvements over the years, the education program is being phased-out.


Director of Education Lisa Furman, Ph.D., oversees the education department and is familiar with the accreditation process that is administered at schools which offer teaching programs.


“Our accrediting body, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), is requiring significantly amplified data collection and reporting of all its member institutions by the 2016-2017 academic school year beginning this fall,” said Furman.


As a result of the CAEP’s harsh requirements, the Olivet College’s teacher preparation program will undergo a “phase-out” over the next four years.