Bob Firth, chair of the Upper Iowa University Board of Trustees, presented a pair of Board resolutions Thursday to representatives of the University’s Andres School of Education. From far right, Dr. Gail Moorman-Behrens, dean of the School of Education, assistant professor of education, and director of Teacher Education; and Angie Leete, assistant professor of athletic training and director of Athletic Training Education accept the awards.
FAYETTE, Iowa (September 16, 2011) -- The Upper Iowa University Board of Trustees honored the UIU Andres School of Education on Thursday, September 15, for the excellence of its programs that have recently earned reaccreditation.
Bob Firth, chairman of the UIU Board of Trustees, presented a pair of Board resolutions to the School of Education at a recognition luncheon during the Board's annual fall meeting on the Fayette campus.
UIU's Andres School of Education received a seven-year accreditation from the Iowa State Board of Education in February. UIU has been training teachers for more than 150 years. The Board also recognized the University's Athletic Training Education program, which was established as a major in 1996. The program, which was first accredited in 2003, has recently been reaccredited.
"UIU educators know that teachers can teach more than subject matter, they can teach students how to think, how to make the most of their dreams. They know that an excellent teacher can help people change their lives. We believe this School has changed the lives of thousands – not just those who have earned the UIU degree but all of those whom they have taught in turn," Firth said.
Firth presented the Board resolutions to Dr. Gail Moorman-Behrens, dean of the Andres School of Education, assistant professor of education, and director of Teacher Education; and to Angie Leete, assistant professor of athletic training and director of Athletic Training Education.
"The goal of the Upper Iowa University Teacher Education faculty and staff is, and will continue to be, to provide effective teachers for PK-12 students. We have tremendously dedicated and hardworking faculty and staff who help our students help their students to thrive," Moorman-Behrens said.
"Athletic Training continues to be an evolving profession, and our faculty and staff have made a conscious effort to prepare our graduates to adapt to this ever-changing profession," said Leete. "When our graduates leave Upper Iowa, they are prepared to be healthcare professionals who work with a diverse population of physically active individuals. They are not only treating injuries, but teaching individuals how to care for their bodies to prevent injury and maintain the physical ability to compete at their highest level."
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