On June 1, 218 new teachers graduated with Corban University education degrees.
The newly minted teachers were assigned to schools across Indonesia where they will teach children in both rural and urban areas for up to three years on their initial agreements.
The Teachers College was created as an educational mission through Universitas Pelita Harapan to build schools across the archipelago nation and fill them with highly qualified K-12 instructors. Students within the UPH program come from all regions of the country and are provided full or partial scholarships.
In 2008, Corban started the accreditation process with the Teachers College and the first cohort of graduates was awarded Corban University degrees in June 2010.
While some graduation requirements are modified to reflect the differences between education in Indonesia and the United States, Corban’s commitment to high quality education remains. Corban employees travel to Indonesia each year to review student and teacher records to certify all accreditation requirements have been met.
This year’s commencement celebration marked the third class to earn Corban degrees. Eight Corban employees attended the event. The group included Corban’s President-elect Dr. Sheldon Nord, who served as president of UPH between 2007 and 2010.