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All institutions are required to solicit third-party comment on the quality of their programs as part of the accreditation review process. Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of NCATE accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In NCATE's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the NCATE system, units must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education unit that is accredited by NCATE is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

We invite interested parties to submit written testimony on the quality of the School of Education programs by e-mail to:

Letters of comment should be received no later than September 1, 2014 for institutions with visits in Fall 2014.
Letters of comment should be received no later than December 31, 2014 for institutions with visits in Spring 2015

The professional education units at the following institutions are being considered for accreditation:

Fall 2014
Albany State UniversityCollege of EducationGA
Anderson UniversityCollege of EducationSC
Argosy UniversityCollege of EducationCA
Athens State UniversityCollege of EducationAL
Auburn UniversityCollege of EducationAL
Bennett CollegeDepartment of Curriculum and InstructionNC
Bradley UniversityCollege of Education and Health SciencesIL
California State University, BakersfieldSchool of Social Sciences and EducationCA
Delta State UniversityCollege of EducationMS
Eastern Connecticut State UniversitySchool of Education & Professional StudiesCT
Gardner-Webb UniversitySchool of EducationNC
Haskell Indian Nations UniversitySchool of EducationKS
Jones International UniversitySchool of EducationCO
Lamar UniversityCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentTX
Lewis UniversityCollege of EducationIL
Marian UniversityEducator Preparation ProgramIN
Mars Hill UniversityEducation DepartmentNC
Middle Tennessee State UniversityCollege of EducationTN
Milligan CollegeEducation AreaTN
Mississippi Valley State UniversityCollege of EducationMS
Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityDivision of EducationOK
Ohio UniversityCollege of EducationOH
Oral Roberts UniversityCollege of EducationOK
Park UniversitySchool for EducationMO
Shawnee State UniversityDepartment of Teacher EducationOH
Southern Wesleyan UniversitySchool of EducationSC
State Univ of New York at PotsdamSchool of Education & Professional StudiesNY
Taylor UniversityDepartment of EducationIN
The Catholic University of AmericaDepartment of EducationDC
The University of North Carolina at GreensboroSchool of EducationNC
The University of West AlabamaJulia S. Tutwiler College of EducationAL
Towson UniversityCollege of EducationMD
Transylvania UniversityDivision of EducationKY
University of Colorado Colorado SpringsCollege of EducationCO
University of GuamSchool of EducationGU
University of KansasSchool of EducationKS
University of MaineCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentME
University of Nevada, RenoCollege of EducationNV
University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón PR
University of Puerto Rico at UtuadoDept. of Ed., & Social SciencePR
University of South Florida - Sarasota-ManateeCollege of EducationFL
University of South Florida St. PetersburgCollege of EducationFL
Western Michigan UniversityCollege of EducationMI
Wheaton CollegeDepartment of EducationIL
Wheelock CollegeDivision of Education in the School of Graduate and Professional ProgramsMA
Spring 2015
Alcorn State UniversitySchool of Education and PsychologyMS
American UniversitySchool of Education, Teaching & HealthDC
Asbury UniversitySchool of EducationKY
Azusa Pacific UniversitySchool of EducationCA
Benedict CollegeSchool of Education, Health and Human ServicesSC
Brandman UniversitySchool of EducationCA
California State University at ChicoCollege of Communication and EducationCA
California State University San MarcosCollege of Education, Health and Human ServicesCA
California State University, Long BeachCollege of EducationCA
Central Connecticut State UniversitySchool of Education and Prof'l StudiesCT
Charleston Southern UniversitySchool of EducationSC
Christian Brothers UniversityDepartment of EducationTN
Concordia UniversityCollege of Education & ScienceMN
D'Youville CollegeCollege of EducationNY
East Carolina UniversityCollege of EducationNC
Elon UniversitySchool of EducationNC
Fayetteville State UniversitySchool of EducationNC
Florida Atlantic UniversityCollege of EducationFL
Frostburg State UniversityCollege of EducationMD
George Washington UniversityGraduate School of Education & Human DevelopmentDC
Grace CollegeSchool of EducationIN
Iona College - New RochelleDepartment of EducationNY
Lehman College-CUNYSchool of EducationNY
Liberty UniversitySchool of EducationVA
Loyola University MarylandEducation DepartmentMD
Mayville State UniversityDivision of Education & PsychologyND
Metropolitan College of New YorkMaster of Science in EducationNY
Metropolitan State University of DenverDepartment of Teacher EducationCO
Minnesota State University-MoorheadCollege of Education and Human ServicesMN
Mississippi State UniversityCollege of EducationMS
Missouri Western State UniversityDepartment of EducationMO
Mount Vernon Nazarene UniversitySchool of Education and Professional StudiesOH
Norfolk State UniversitySchool of EducationVA
North Carolina A & T State UniversitySchool of EducationNC
North Carolina State UniversityCollege of EducationNC
Northwest Nazarene UniversityEducation DepartmentID
Oregon State UniversityCollege of EducationOR
Sacred Heart UniversityIsabelle Farrington College of EducationCT
Saint Cloud State UniversityCollege of EducationMN
Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaCollege of Education & Human ServicesPA
Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaCollege of EducationPA
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityCollege of EducationLA
Southern Illinois University at CarbondaleCollege of Education & Human ServicesIL
Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleSchool of Education, Health and Human BehaviorIL
Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityDepartment of EducationOK
State University of New York at New PaltzProfessional Education UnitNY
SUNY Buffalo StateTeacher Education Unit - Educator Preparation ProviderNY
Texas Southern UniversityCollege of EducationTX
The Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of EducationMD
The Ohio State UniversityEducator Preparation UnitOH
The University of MississippiSchool of EducationMS
Union CollegeEducational Studies UnitKY
University of ConnecticutNeag School of EducationCT
University of HoustonCollege of EducationTX
University of Massachusetts AmherstCollege of EducationMA
University of MontevalloCollege of EducationAL
University of North DakotaCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentND
University of Rhode IslandSchool of EducationRI
University of South Carolina BeaufortDepartment of EducationSC
University of the CumberlandsSchool of EducationKY
Valdosta State UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesGA
Wartburg CollegeEducation DepartmentIA
West Virginia State UniversityEducation DepartmentWV
Winona State UniversityProfessional Education UnitMN
Winston-Salem State UniversitySchool of Education and Human PerformanceNC