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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, 2016 for institutions with visits in Fall 2016.
Letters of comment should be received no later than December 31, 2016 for institutions with visits in Spring 2017

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

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
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
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
Oklahoma Baptist UniversityDivision of Teacher EducationOK
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 MayagüezTeacher 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