Arcadia’s PreK-4 Program Accredited by International Dyslexia Association
Arcadia University’s undergraduate PreK-4 program has been accredited by the International Dyslexia Association. This is the second School of Education program to receive IDA accreditation, following the graduate Reading Specialist program. Arcadia is one of only seven colleges and universities in Pennsylvania with a program accredited by IDA.
Since 2018, the IDA has conducted reviews of universities and independent teacher preparation programs. IDA’s Program Review and Accreditation initiative is a unique accrediting model, in that it promotes the systematic evaluation and refinement of educator preparation programs against IDA’s research-based Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. When an educator preparation program displays the IDA Accredited Program seal and advertises itself as an IDA Accredited Program, the public can be assured that program’s graduates have engaged a rigorous, standards-based preparation program designed to promote candidate mastery of the principles and practices of Structured Literacy ( the Science of Reading) and is aligned to the 2018 IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS) for Teachers of Reading.