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Bellarmine University

General Information
Praxis II Assessments
SLLA & KYPT Assessments
New Teacher Survey Results

**This institution has been identified, as defined in 16 KAR 5:010 Section 24, as an institution that is 'null.'**

About the Preparation Program*
Bellarmine University, located in the Highlands area of Louisville, KY is a private, independent liberal arts university in the Catholic tradition. Founded in 1950, the university enrolls approximately 2500 students in its schools of education, nursing, business, arts and sciences and continuing and professional education. The Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education is located in Lenihan Hall. In order to meet the needs of diverse learners in the schools, Bellarmine's undergraduate program in Elementary grades (Primary-5) and Middle grades (Grades 5-9) offers dual teacher certification with Learning and Behavior Disorders (Primary- 12). All graduates from these programs, which can be completed in four years, have two teaching certifications, one in regular education and one in special education. Undergraduate Secondary Education programs offer teaching certification for grades 8-12 in the following content areas: Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Social Studies and in Art and Music grades Primary -12. On the graduate level, Bellarmine offers a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Elementary (Primary-5), Middle grades (5-9) and Secondary (8-12) education. The Middle grades program requires two 24 hours areas of concentration. Secondary education programs offer certification in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Social Studies. Learning and Behavior Disorders certification (P-12) can be added to these degrees. Bellarmine University also offers Master of Arts degrees in Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary and Middle Grades, Learning and Behavior Disorders, Reading and Writing (P-12) and Instructional Leadership and School Administration (P-12). All Bellarmine University programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

Designated Head of Educator Preparation Program
   Robert Cooter
   2001 Newburg Road
   Louisville, KY 40205
   Phone: (502) 452-8191   Fax :(502) 452-8191

Current Accreditation Status:
   State Accreditation:Continuing accreditation
   Granted : Aug, 2013
   NCATE Accreditation:Continuing accreditation
   Granted : May, 2013
Quality Performance Indicator:
Quality Performance Index: Unavailable until further notice On May 14, 2007 the Education Professional Standards Board appointed the Educator Preparation Program Quality Measurement Committee to review the accountability measure(s) of educator preparation programs. On June 18, 2007, based on a recommendation from this committee, the EPSB voted in favor of waiving the QPI portion of the KEPP report card.

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The Educator Preparation Program Quality Measurement Committee will continue to meet on a regular basis in order to assist the EPSB staff in identifying effective program quality assessment measures. Once developed and implemented, the new measures will replace the QPI portion of KEPP report card.
Next Scheduled Accreditation Visit:
    Fall 2019

Web Site:
Supporting Links:
  Accreditation and Approved Certificate Programs
  Approved Program by Certificate Area
  New Teacher Assessment by Certificate Type
  Federal Title II Website
  EPSB Home Page

*To facillitate understanding, the report card uses the term "program" instead of the accreditation term "unit". For purposes of the report card, the two terms are synonymous, with "program" referring to ALL of the individual education programs offered by an institution or agency.