May 6, 2011
From: Laura J. Woodard, Director of Media Relations
ULM garners statewide media attention for teacher preparation programs
The College of Education and Human Development at University of Louisiana at Monroe continues to receive state and national attention for the quality of its alternative certification teacher preparation program.
Recently, Louisiana Public Broadcasting Education Reporter Sue Lincoln traveled from Baton Rouge upon a recommendation from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek.
ULM's Master of Arts in Teaching is one of the top programs in the country for producing quality teachers who are prepared to lead their classrooms from day one.
LPB aired the segment at 7 p.m., April 22, during the regularly scheduled program "Louisiana: The State We're In."
The broadcast does not mark the first time the program has received notoriety from major media outlets.
On Nov. 18 and 19, 2010, American Public Media's Marketplace program aired a two-part feature on about the school based on a visit from Marketplace's Education Reporter Amy Scott, who reported her findings following a campus visit Oct. 26-27.
Listen to the Nov. 18, 2010 Marketplace broadcast:
Listen to the Nov. 19, 2010 Marketplace broadcast:
A New York Times editorial "What Louisiana Can Teach" also gave the program high marks in 2008.
"Most journalists seem to note one thing that stands out about the ULM program and that is the amount of mentoring the students receive while they are in our program," said College of Education and Human Development Dean Sandra Lemoine.
"This puts ULM and Louisiana far ahead of education curve. We all are aware by now that education is the driving force of economy, so we are thrilled to be able to showcase success stories such as ours."