Education Studies Unit To Receive NEA/CAEP Partnership Grant

Published on
January 02, 2020

The Union College Educational Studies Unit (ESU) was recently notified that it will soon be receiving a National Education Association (NEA) /Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) Partnership Grant for the ESU’s upcoming onsite review in Spring 2020.  The NEA/CAEP Partnership Grant is designed to provide financial support to education programs prior to a review visit to showcase collaboration and partnership efforts with P-12 schools, organizations, and community partners. 

Each year over 100 colleges and universities undergo an onsite review as part of their accreditation process.  When those occur, the institution must demonstrate positive partnerships with community and campus organizations such as the NEA Aspiring Educators (AE).  The NEA/CAEP Partnership Grant provides financial help to a local AE Chapter to assist in these efforts by providing financial support for activities such as receptions, events, and seminars during the onsite review to highlight how the institution engages all local P-12 partners in its preparation of future teachers.

“We are most appreciative to the NEA/CAEP Partnership Grant committee for being selected as a recipient of this national grant to showcase collaboration. Our strong partnerships with many  P-12 school districts across Kentucky, educational agencies, and professional organizations like the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) remain a vital and mutually beneficial component in how we prepare students for leadership in the classroom. This grant will go a long way in helping share our story of collaboration and outreach with our review team.” says Dr. Jason Reeves, Dean of Educational Studies.

This announcement is the latest in a series of good news from the ESU during the fall semester. Last month, ESU faculty member Mrs. Carol Clouse received notification of being selected for induction into the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020.

Also, in November, the ESU received word that two of its undergraduate students, Tyler Saylor and Hannah Nash have been selected by the Kentucky Department of Education for its Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching (KAET) program.