The Drury Elementary Education program received word on Monday, September 24, 2012 that the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) has granted the program National Recognition. The national recognition status extends until August 1, 2014 and will likely be extended. The Drury lesson plan was commended and will be held as a sample assessment for other programs seeking national recognition. Special thanks to Dr. Laurie Edmondson and Dr. Gail Slye for working so diligently on the report, along with others who assisted in preparing data tables and other needed information that was included in the report. This recognition will assist the SECD in preparing for the November 2013 NCATE accreditation visit.