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LMU School of Education Honored For Multicultural Best Practice Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) School of Education (SOE) this week received a 2016 Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity.

The award was presented to SOE by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education at its 68th annual meeting.

In honoring SOE with this award, the AACTE Committee on Global Diversity said, “All of the education programs at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) are grounded in principles such as the promotion of social justice, cultural responsiveness, inclusion, value and respect for all individuals, and leadership that is moral, intellectual, responsible and caring. Their effectiveness is evident in the conceptual framework, curriculum, commitment of faculty and staff, and the culturally and linguistically diverse teacher candidates and students throughout the programs."

LMU has earned praise from public, charter and faith-based PK-12 schools in its service area, thanks to its graduates' impact on children in high-need urban schools through culturally responsive instruction.

“The Loyola Marymount University School of Education is committed to inclusive excellence in multicultural education and diversity across our programs, research, and partnerships,” says School of Education Dean Shane P. Martin. “This recognition by AACTE is a testament to the quality and diversity of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners who make such a difference in schools and communities in Los Angeles and beyond.”

AACTE's annual Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity recognizes member institutions for the successful incorporation of issues related to culture, language, demographics, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status and exceptionalities in the education process.

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About Loyola Marymount University
Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is ranked third in “Best Regional Universities/West” by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1911, LMU is the largest Jesuit, Catholic in the Southwest, with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students.