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SYLVANIA, Ohio – Kate Beutel, Ph.D., Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce the Lourdes University Teacher Education Initial Licensure and Advanced Level Programs in the Division of Education have been granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), for a period of 7 years, fall 2022 to fall 2029.

Previously, Lourdes University’s Teacher Education Initial Licensure Program was accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles through the CAEP Accreditation System for a period of seven years, 2015 to 2022.

Lourdes University education graduates are teaching in several US states and in Canada. In its most recent report, 100% of 2021-2022 education graduates successfully obtained teaching jobs.

The University offers the following CAEP accredited undergraduate and graduate Education programs:

  • Adolescence to Young Adult Education (BS)
  • Middle Childhood Education (BA)
  • Primary Education (BA)
  • Intervention Specialist Education Program: K-12 Mild to Moderate (BS)
  • Dual Elementary Education Program with Dual Licensure in Special Education Pre K-5 (BA)
  • Educational Leadership (MEd)
  • Special Education (MEd)

“The University’s education programs are well-respected within the region, state and nationally. We are very pleased to receive this latest CAEP accreditation which includes our advanced level programs,” notes Dr. Beutel. The Division of Education, led by Vincent Laverick, Ed.D., is part of the University’s College of Social Sciences, led by its Dean, Jami Curley, Ph.D.

Lourdes University

Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, theology and more. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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