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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 December 31, 2017 for institutions with visits in Spring 2017.
Letters of comment should be received no later than September 1, 2017 for institutions with visits in Fall 2017

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

Spring 2017
Alfred UniversityEducation DepartmentNY
Angelo State UniversityCollege of EducationTX
Baker UniversitySchool of EducationKS
Bard CollegeMaster of Arts in Teaching ProgramNY
Benedict CollegeSchool of EducationSC
College of Staten Island/CUNYDepartment of EducationNY
Concordia UniversityCollege of Education & ScienceMN
Elon UniversitySchool of EducationNC
Fort Hays State UniversityCollege of EducationKS
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleEducation DepartmentOH
Friends UniversityProfessional Education UnitKS
Frostburg State UniversityCollege of EducationMD
Harris-Stowe State UniversityCollege of EducationMO
Howard UniversitySchool of EducationDC
Indiana University - BloomingtonSchool of EducationIN
Louisiana State University in ShreveportCollege of Business, Education & Human Development, School of EducationLA
Lyon CollegeLiberal Arts Teacher Education CommitteeAR
Malone UniversitySchool of EducationOH
Missouri Western State UniversityDepartment of EducationMO
Montana State University-BillingsCollege of EducationMT
Niagara UniversityCollege of EducationNY
Northern Arizona UniversityProfessional Education ProgramsAZ
Ouachita Baptist UniversityMichael D. Huckabee School of EducationAR
Roosevelt UniversityCollege of EducationIL
Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaCollege of Education & Human ServicesPA
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversitySchool of Education and Behavioral SciencesOK
Southern Adventist UniversitySchool of Education and PsychologyTN
Southern University and A&M CollegeCollege of EducationLA
Tennessee State UniversityProfessional Education UnitTN
The University of VermontCollege of Education and Social ServicesVT
Thomas More CollegeEducation DepartmentKY
Universidad De Puerto Rico De CayeyDepartment of PedagogyPR
Universidad De Puerto Rico De MayaguezTeacher Prep. Program of Sec. SchoolsPR
University of Arkansas - Fort SmithSchool of EducationAR
University of CharlestonMorris Harvey Division of Arts and Sciences, Education DepartmentWV
University of DenverMorgridge College of EducationCO
University of Detroit MercyCollege of Liberal Arts and EducationMI
University of FloridaCollege of EducationFL
University of Holy CrossEducation DepartmentLA
University of Louisiana at LafayetteCollege of EducationLA
University of North TexasCollege of EducationTX
University of Saint FrancisDepartment of EducationIN
Vanderbilt UniversityPeabody College of Education & Human DevelopmentTN
Wayne State CollegeSchool of Education & CounselingNE
Wayne State UniversityCollege of EducationMI
Youngstown State UniversityBeeghly College of EducationOH
Fall 2017
Abilene Christian UniversityDepartment of EducationTX
Alfred UniversityEducation DepartmentNY
Aquinas CollegeTeacher Education ProgramMI
Arkansas State UniversityProfessional Education UnitAR
Ashland UniversityDwight Schar College of EducationOH
Bethel UniversitySchool of EducationTN
Bluffton UniversityEducation DepartmentOH
Central Baptist CollegeCentral Baptist Teacher Education ProgramAR
Concordia University ChicagoTeacher EducationIL
D'Youville CollegeCollege of EducationNY
Eastern Kentucky UniversityCollege of EducationKY
Eastern Michigan UniversityCollege of EducationMI
Elizabeth City State UniversitySchool of Education and PsychologyNC
Five Towns CollegeEducation DivisionNY
Florida International UniversityCollege of Arts, Sciences and EducationFL
Heidelberg UniversitySchool of EducationOH
Hiram CollegeEducation DepartmentOH
Indiana University Purdue University - Columbus IN
Indiana University Purdue University - IndianapolisSchool of EducationIN
Indiana Wesleyan UniversityEducation UnitIN
Kaho`iwai HI
Kean UniversityCollege of EducationNJ
Langston UniversitySchool of Education and Behavioral SciencesOK
Lee UniversityHelen DeVos College of EducationTN
Lindsey Wilson CollegeEducation DivisionKY
Marietta CollegeEducation DepartmentOH
McNeese State UniversityBurton College of EducationLA
Molloy CollegeDivision of EducationNY
Morris CollegeTeacher EducationSC
Muskingum UniversityEducation DepartmentOH
New Mexico State UniversityCollege of EducationNM
Northern Illinois UniversityProfessional EducationIL
Ohio Valley UniversitySchool of EducationWV
Pace UniversitySchool of EducationNY
Pittsburg State UniversityCollege of EducationKS
Plymouth State UniversityCouncil of Educator PreparationNH
Saint Louis UniversitySchool of EducationMO
Saint Mary's CollegeEducation DepartmentIN
Seton Hall UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesNJ
Shepherd UniversityProfessional Education UnitWV
The College of WoosterProfessional Education Unit - Department of EducationOH
Universidad De Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras CampusSchool of EducationPR
University of AkronCollege of EducationOH
University of Arkansas at Little RockCollege of EducationAR
University of IndianapolisSchool of EducationIN
University of Louisiana at MonroeCollege of Arts, Education, and SciencesLA
University of Maine At FarmingtonCollege of Education, Health & RehabilitationME
University of Nebraska At KearneyCollege of EducationNE
University of Rio GrandeBunce School of EducationOH
University of South CarolinaCollege of EducationSC
University of Southern IndianaPott College of Science, Engineering, and EducationIN
University of Tennessee at MartinCollege of Education, Health and Behavioral SciencesTN
University of Texas at ArlingtonCollege of EducationTX
Wichita State UniversityCollege of EducationKS