Graduates sue university over accreditation

Published 10:18 am Friday, October 16, 2015

DULUTH — Thirteen University of Minnesota Duluth graduates are suing the school, alleging it failed to inform them that the elementary and special education program was not accredited.

The graduates say they failed to receive teaching licenses because the program was not in compliance with the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The former students say the university withheld information about the problem.

The Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Andrea Schokker, issued a statement saying all students who graduated from the university’s education programs who qualified for a teaching license have received one.

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The lawsuit claims several students who had job offers lost them because of the licensing problem.