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

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

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
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 UniversitySchool 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 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 UniversityThe Faculty of EducationNC
Fall 2015
Alabama State UniversityCollege of EducationAL
Alaska Pacific UniversityEducation DepartmentAK
Bethel UniversitySchool of EducationTN
Bowling Green State UniversityCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentOH
California State University, FullertonCollege of EducationCA
Cameron UniversitySchool of Education and Behavioral SciencesOK
Catawba CollegeTeacher EducationNC
College of Coastal GeorgiaSchool of Education and Teacher PreparationGA
Coppin State UniversityEducation UnitMD
D'Youville CollegeCollege of EducationNY
Defiance CollegeEducation DepartmentOH
East Central UniversityTeacher Preparation ProgramOK
Five Towns CollegeEducation DivisionNY
Idaho State UniversityCollege of EducationID
Jackson State UniversityCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentMS
Kent State UniversityCollege of Education, Health, and Human ServicesOH
Langston UniversitySchool of Education and Behavioral SciencesOK
Limestone CollegeTeacher Education ProgramSC
Marist CollegeTeacher Education DepartmentNY
Maryville University of Saint LouisSchool of EducationMO
McPherson CollegeTeacher Education BoardKS
Meredith CollegeDepartment of EducationNC
Missouri Southern State UniversitySchool of EducationMO
Nicholls State UniversityCollege of EducationLA
North Carolina Wesleyan CollegeEducation DepartmentNC
Oakwood UniversityDepartment of EducationAL
Ohio Dominican UniversityEducation DivisionOH
Peru State CollegeSchool of EducationNE
Portland State UniversityGraduate School of EducationOR
Purdue University CalumetCollege of EducationIN
Qatar University SQA
Rowan UniversityCollege of EducationNJ
Saint Bonaventure UniversitySchool of EducationNY
Saint Thomas Aquinas CollegeSchool of EducationNY
Sam Houston State UniversityCollege of EducationTX
Southern University at New OrleansCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentLA
Southwestern CollegeEducation DepartmentKS
Spelman CollegeEducation Studies ProgramGA
State University of New York at FredoniaProfessional Education UnitNY
Stetson UniversityDepartment of Teacher EducationFL
Sultan Qaboos UniversityCollege of EducationSOM
The College of New JerseySchool of EducationNJ
The University of HartfordCollege of Education, Nursing and Health ProfessionsCT
The University of KentuckyCollege of EducationKY
The University of Minnesota, MorrisDivision of EducationMN
The University of Montana WesternSchool of Education, Business and TechnologyMT
The University of New MexicoCollege of Education, Dean's OfficeNM
The University of North Carolina at PembrokeOffice of Teacher EducationNC
Trevecca Nazarene UniversitySchool of EducationTN
University of Arkansas at MonticelloSchool of EducationAR
University of Maryland University CollegeGraduate School Department of EducationMD
University of Nebraska At OmahaCollege of EducationNE
University of New OrleansCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentLA
University of Texas at ArlingtonCollege of EducationTX
University of the Virgin IslandsSchool of EducationVI
Valley City State UniversitySchool of Education and Graduate StudiesND
Western Carolina UniversityCollege of Education and Allied ProfessionsNC
Western Oregon UniversityCollege of EducationOR
Williams Baptist CollegeTeacher Education ProgramAR
Wright State UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesOH