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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, 2016 for institutions with visits in Spring 2016.
Letters of comment should be received no later than September 1, 2016 for institutions with visits in Fall 2016

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

Spring 2016
Anderson UniversitySchool of EducationIN
Appalachian State UniversityReich College of EducationNC
Bethel CollegeEducation DepartmentIN
Birmingham-Southern CollegeDepartment of EducationAL
Boise State UniversityCollege of EducationID
California University of PennsylvaniaCollege of Education and Human ServicesPA
Cedarville UniversityTeacher Education ProgramOH
Dakota State UniversityCollege of EducationSD
Dowling CollegeSchool of EducationNY
Fontbonne UniversityTeacher Education UnitMO
Fordham UniversityGraduate School of EducationNY
Graceland UniversityGleazer School of EducationIA
Harding UniversityCannon-Clary College of EducationAR
High Point UniversitySchool of EducationNC
Hunter College of the City University of New YorkSchool of EducationNY
Johnson UniversityTemplar School of EducationTN
Kansas State UniversityCollege of EducationKS
Kansas Wesleyan UniversityTeacher Education ProgramKS
LeMoyne-Owen CollegeDivision of EducationTN
Lock Haven University of PennsylvaniaCollege of Liberal Arts and EducationPA
Madonna UniversityCollege of EducationMI
McDaniel CollegeEducation DepartmentMD
Miami UniversityCollege of Education, Health and SocietyOH
Miles CollegeDivision of EducationAL
Millsaps CollegeDepartment of EducationMS
Morgan State UniversitySchool of Education and Urban StudiesMD
North Carolina Central UniversitySchool of EducationNC
Northern New Mexico CollegeCollege of EducationNM
Northwest Missouri State UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesMO
Northwestern CollegeTeacher Education DepartmentIA
Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityTeacher Education CouncilOK
Otterbein UniversityEducation DepartmentOH
Queens University of CharlotteSchool of EducationNC
Saginaw Valley State UniversityCollege of EducationMI
Saint Xavier UniversitySchool of EducationIL
State University of New York College at BrockportProfessional Education UnitNY
Stillman CollegeDivision of EducationAL
Stony Brook UniversityProfessional Education ProgramNY
The City College of New YorkSchool of EducationNY
The College of Saint RoseThe Lally School of EducationNY
The Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of EducationMD
The University of AlabamaCollege of EducationAL
The University of MemphisCollege of EducationTN
The University of North Carolina at PembrokeOffice of Teacher EducationNC
The University of ToledoJudith Herb College of EducationOH
The University of WyomingCollege of EducationWY
Truman State UniversityProfessional Education UnitMO
Tuskegee UniversitySchool of EducationAL
University of Central MissouriCollege of EducationMO
University of Central OklahomaCollege of Education and Professional StudiesOK
University of EvansvilleSchool of EducationIN
University of HoustonCollege of EducationTX
University of Phoenix - HawaiiCollege of EducationHI
University of Phoenix - UtahCollege of EducationUT
University of RochesterWarner Graduate School of Education & Human DevelopmentNY
University of Sioux FallsFrederickson School of EducationSD
University of St. FrancisCollege of EducationIL
Wake Forest UniversityDepartment of EducationNC
Widener UniversitySchool of Education, Innovation, and Continuing StudiesPA
William Carey UniversitySchool of EducationMS
Wittenberg UniversityEducation DepartmentOH
Fall 2016
Abilene Christian UniversityDepartment of EducationTX
Argosy UniversityCollege of EducationCA
Baylor UniversitySchool of EducationTX
Campbell UniversitySchool of EducationNC
Canisius CollegeSchool of Education and Human ServicesNY
Cleveland State UniversityCollege of EducationOH
Eastern Connecticut State UniversitySchool of Education & Professional StudiesCT
Grambling State UniversityCollege of EducationLA
Indiana University KokomoSchool of EducationIN
Middle Tennessee State UniversityCollege of EducationTN
Murray State UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesKY
Oklahoma Panhandle State UniversityOPSU Teacher Education Program (TEP)OK
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods CollegeEducation DepartmentIN
The University of DaytonSchool of Education and Health SciencesOH
The University of Science and Arts of OklahomaTeacher EducationOK
The University of West AlabamaJulia S. Tutwiler College of EducationAL
Troy UniversityCollege of EducationAL
University of LouisvilleCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentKY
University of Mount UnionTeacher Education ProgramOH
University of Wisconsin-StoutSchool of EducationWI
West Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Education in College of Education and Social SciencesTX
Xavier University of LouisianaDivision of Education and CounselingLA