Indiana State Board of Education Approves Teacher Preparation Programs, Ends K12 Interventions

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana State Board of Education (Board) met today for its January business meeting and considered the approval of two teacher preparation programs. The Board also ended interventions in two school districts.

The Board unanimously approved teacher preparation programs at Manchester University and Vincennes University.

“These two preparation programs are excellent opportunities for students who are interested in becoming educators,” said B.J. Watts, Board chair. “I am excited to see the future leaders who graduate from these programs.”

The Board considered additional issues at the meeting. Board members voted 10-0 to return Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy to Gary Community School Corporation, ending the Board’s intervention.

Following a presentation from Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), the Board voted 6-2 to return control of Emma Donnan, Emmerich Manual, and Thomas Carr Howe to IPS, ending the Board’s intervention.

The Board will next meet on February 5, 2020 in Indianapolis.