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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, 2017 for institutions with visits in Fall 2017.
Letters of comment should be received no later than December 31, 2017 for institutions with visits in Spring 2018

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

Fall 2017
Alfred UniversityEducation DepartmentNY
Aquinas CollegeTeacher Education ProgramMI
Arkansas State UniversityProfessional Education UnitAR
Ashland UniversityDwight Schar College of EducationOH
Bluffton UniversityEducation DepartmentOH
Central Baptist CollegeCentral Baptist Teacher Education ProgramAR
Concordia University ChicagoTeacher EducationIL
D'Youville CollegeCollege of EducationNY
Eastern Kentucky UniversityCollege of EducationKY
Eastern Michigan UniversityCollege of EducationMI
Elizabeth City State UniversitySchool of Education and PsychologyNC
Florida International UniversityCollege of Arts, Sciences and EducationFL
Heidelberg UniversitySchool of EducationOH
Hiram CollegeEducation DepartmentOH
Indiana University Purdue University - Columbus IN
Indiana University Purdue University - IndianapolisSchool of EducationIN
Indiana Wesleyan UniversityEducation UnitIN
Kaho`iwai HI
Kean UniversityCollege of EducationNJ
Langston UniversitySchool of Education and Behavioral SciencesOK
Lee UniversityHelen DeVos College of EducationTN
Marietta CollegeEducation DepartmentOH
McNeese State UniversityBurton College of EducationLA
Molloy CollegeDivision of EducationNY
Morris CollegeTeacher EducationSC
Muskingum UniversityEducation DepartmentOH
New Mexico State UniversityCollege of EducationNM
Northern Illinois UniversityProfessional EducationIL
Ohio Valley UniversitySchool of EducationWV
Pace UniversitySchool of EducationNY
Pittsburg State UniversityCollege of EducationKS
Plymouth State UniversityCouncil of Educator PreparationNH
Saint Louis UniversitySchool of EducationMO
Saint Mary's CollegeEducation DepartmentIN
Seton Hall UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesNJ
Shepherd UniversityProfessional Education UnitWV
The College of WoosterProfessional Education Unit - Department of EducationOH
Universidad De Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras CampusSchool of EducationPR
University of AkronCollege of EducationOH
University of Arkansas at Little RockCollege of EducationAR
University of IndianapolisSchool of EducationIN
University of Louisiana at MonroeCollege of Arts, Education, and SciencesLA
University of Maine At FarmingtonCollege of Education, Health & RehabilitationME
University of Nebraska At KearneyCollege of EducationNE
University of Rio GrandeBunce School of EducationOH
University of South CarolinaCollege of EducationSC
University of Southern IndianaPott College of Science, Engineering, and EducationIN
University of Tennessee at MartinCollege of Education, Health and Behavioral SciencesTN
University of Texas at ArlingtonCollege of EducationTX
Wichita State UniversityCollege of EducationKS
Spring 2018
American InterContinental UniversitySchool of EducationIL
Armstrong State UniversityCollege of Education - Educator Preparation ProgramGA
Baldwin Wallace UniversitySchool of EducationOH
Ball State UniversityTeachers CollegeIN
Bethune-Cookman UniversitySchool of EducationFL
Black Hills State UniversitySchool of EducationSD
Brooklyn College of the City University of New YorkSchool of EducationNY
Capella UniversityProfessional Education UnitMN
Clarkson UniversityDepartment of EducationNY
Concordia CollegeDepartment of EducationNY
Creighton UniversityEducation DepartmentNE
Cumberland UniversitySchool of Humanities, Education and the ArtsTN
Eastern Illinois UniversityCollege of Education and Professional StudiesIL
Five Towns CollegeEducation DivisionNY
Gonzaga UniversitySchool of EducationWA
Hampton UniversitySchool of Liberal Arts and EducationVA
Hastings CollegeEducation DepartmentNE
Henderson State UniversityTeachers College, HendersonAR
Indiana Institute of TechnologySchool of EducationIN
John Brown UniversityDepartment of Teacher EducationAR
Lindsey Wilson CollegeEducation DivisionKY
Louisiana State University at AlexandriaDepartment of EducationLA
Louisiana Tech UniversityCollege of EducationLA
Loyola University MarylandEducation DepartmentMD
Manhattanville CollegeSchool of EducationNY
MidAmerica Nazarene UniversitySchool of EducationKS
Midwestern State UniversityWest College of EducationTX
Missouri Baptist UniversityEducation DivisionMO
Mount Saint Mary CollegeDivision of EducationNY
New York City College of TechnologyCareer and Technology Teacher EducationNY
North Greenville UniversityEducation DivisionSC
Northern Kentucky UniversityCollege of Education and Human ServicesKY
Notre Dame CollegeDivision of Professional EducationOH
Oklahoma Baptist UniversityDivision of Teacher EducationOK
Sacred Heart UniversityIsabelle Farrington College of EducationCT
Salem CollegeEducation DepartmentNC
Southern Arkansas UniversityCollege of EducationAR
Southern Nazarene UniversitySchool of EducationOK
Southwestern CollegeEducation DepartmentKS
SUNY CortlandProfessional Education UnitNY
Syracuse UniversitySchool of EducationNY
Tabor CollegeTeacher Education CommitteeKS
Tennessee Technological UniversityCollege of EducationTN
The College of Saint RoseThe Lally School of EducationNY
The University of North Carolina at PembrokeSchool of EducationNC
Trine UniversityFranks School of EducationIN
Trinity UniversityDepartment of EducationTX
University of Alaska AnchorageCollege of EducationAK
University of Alaska FairbanksUAF School of EducationAK
University of BridgeportEducation DepartmentCT
University of Maryland Eastern ShoreProfessional Education UnitMD
University of Missouri-Kansas CitySchool of EducationMO
University of Nevada, RenoCollege of EducationNV
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSchool of EducationNC
University of Puerto Rico-AguadillaDepartment of EducationPR
University of Saint JosephSchool of EducationCT
University of South Carolina UpstateSchool of EducationSC
Washburn UniversityDepartment of EducationKS
Western Governors UniversityTeachers CollegeUT
Western Kentucky UniversityCollege of Education and Behavioral SciencesKY
Western New Mexico UniversitySchool of EducationNM
Wilmington CollegeDepartment of EducationOH
Wittenberg UniversityEducation DepartmentOH