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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, 2015 for institutions with visits in Fall 2015.
Letters of comment should be received no later than December 31, 2015 for institutions with visits in Spring 2016

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

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
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
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
Central State UniversityCollege of EducationOH
Dakota State UniversityCollege of EducationSD
Dowling CollegeSchool of EducationNY
Florida State UniversityCollege of EducationFL
Fontbonne UniversityTeacher Education UnitMO
Fordham UniversityGraduate School of EducationNY
Graceland UniversityGleazer School of EducationIA
Grambling State UniversityCollege of EducationLA
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
Mercer UniversityTift College of EducationGA
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
Prairie View A&M UniversityThe Whitlowe R. Green College of EducationTX
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
Tennessee State UniversityProfessional Education UnitTN
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 Education, Health and Human SciencesTN
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 North TexasCollege 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