UMass Teacher Program In Trouble After State Review

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The teacher certification program at UMass Dartmouth is in serious jeopardy after a licensure review by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education flunked the program following a three-day site visit late last year.

In a gravely worded memo obtained by The Standard-Times, Chancellor Jean MacCormack has summoned a dozen faculty and administrators to a mandatory meeting Friday morning in the administration building.

"While I am by nature an optimistic and 'glass half-full' person, I expect this may be a difficult conversation for all of us," she wrote.

Monday, nobody involved was returning a reporter's phone calls. Spokesman John Hoey confirmed there is a meeting scheduled for Friday.

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