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

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

Spring 2014
Appalachian State UniversityReich College of EducationNC
Aurora UniversityCouncil on Certification of School ProfessionalsIL
Austin Peay State UniversitySchool of EducationTN
Belmont UniversityDepartment of EducationTN
Bethany CollegeEducation DepartmentWV
Birmingham-Southern CollegeDepartment of EducationAL
Bluefield State CollegeDepartment of Professional EducationWV
Bridgewater State UniversityCollege of Education and Allied StudiesMA
California State University, FresnoKremen School of Educ & Human DevelopmentCA
California State University, Monterey BayCollege of Professional StudiesCA
California University of PennsylvaniaCollege of Education and Human ServicesPA
Cedarville UniversityTeacher Education ProgramOH
Central State UniversityCollege of EducationOH
Columbia CollegeDivision of EducationSC
Concord UniversityProfessional Education UnitWV
Concordia UniversitySchool of EducationMI
Fairfield UniversityGraduate School of Education and Allied ProfessionsCT
Framingham State UniversityEducation DepartmentMA
Furman UniversityDepartment of EducationSC
Hamline UniversityProfessional Education UnitMN
Hanover CollegeDepartment of EducationIN
Hood CollegeEducation DepartmentMD
Keene State CollegeSchool of Professional and Graduate StudiesNH
LeMoyne-Owen CollegeDivision of EducationTN
Marian UniversitySchool of EducationWI
Marywood UniversityEducation DepartmentPA
Miles CollegeDivision of EducationAL
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaSchool of EducationPA
Montclair State UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesNJ
Mount St. Mary's UniversityEducation DepartmentMD
National UniversitySchool of EducationCA
Northern State UniversitySchool of EducationSD
Northwest Missouri State UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesMO
Oklahoma State UniversityProfessional Education UnitOK
Pacific UniversityCollege of EducationOR
Penn State HarrisburgSchool of Behavioral Sciences and EducationPA
Pfeiffer UniversityDivision of EducationNC
Prairie View A&M UniversityThe Whitlowe R. Green College of EducationTX
Presbyterian CollegeDepartment of EducationSC
Quinnipiac UniversitySchool of EducationCT
Saint Joseph's CollegeDepartment of EducationIN
Salem International UniversitySchool of EducationWV
Southern Connecticut State UniversitySchool of EducationCT
State University of New York at OswegoSchool of EducationNY
Stephen F. Austin State UniversityJames I. Perkins College of EducationTX
The Sage CollegesEsteves School of EducationNY
The University of Texas at BrownsvilleCollege of EducationTX
University of Hawaii at ManoaCollege of EducationHI
University of Houston-Clear LakeSchool of EducationTX
University of New HavenEducation DepartmentCT
University of North Carolina at WilmingtonWatson College of EducationNC
University of Phoenix - HawaiiCollege of EducationHI
University of Puerto Rico at AreciboDepartment of EducationPR
University of Saint JosephSchool of EducationCT
Virginia Commonwealth UniversitySchool of EducationVA
West Chester UniversityCollege of EducationPA
Western Connecticut State UniversitySch of Prof Studies & Dept of Ed & Ed PsycCT
Fall 2014
Albany State UniversityCollege of EducationGA
Alcorn State UniversitySchool of Education and PsychologyMS
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
Indiana Institute of TechnologyCollege of General Studies-School of EducationIN
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 Illinois University at CarbondaleCollege of Education & Human ServicesIL
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