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Candidates seeking initial licensure in either elementary, secondary, or K-12 education programs may apply to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) online at any time. However, admission to the program will only be granted after certain criteria have been met. When all admission criteria have been completed successfully and submitted, the program considers applications for approval. An email notice of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent to each applicant. Please review items 1 through 7 prior to making a formal application to the TEP program (i.e., item #8).
**If you have not been admitted to the TEP program please click on the request for permission to take courses below.
**If you have taken a course which included a preclinical experience, please click on the request to waive Preclinical Level 1 experience below
Dr. Mary Jeffery, Ed.D.
Dr. Mary Jeffery, Assessment Coordinator and Assistant Licensure Officer
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Dr. Mary Jeffery is an assistant professor with the School of Education and is the Assistant Licensure Office and Assessment Coordinator. She came to Benedictine University as an adjunct instructor and student teaching supervisor in January 2011 after teaching and administrating in secondary public schools for over 15 years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. Jeffery followed her love of adventure and moved to Arizona where she worked to develop alternative education programs for high school students. She moved from Arizona to Michigan and completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching K-12 Reading at Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Jeffery recently completed her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction at Aurora University. Her current position marries her varied background and interests; her administrative experience guides her interest in assessment and her teaching experience guides her interest in working with preclinical candidates, advising, and teaching licensure.