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NCATE review panel recommends College of Education maintain its accreditation

An outside review panel has recommended that the College of Education maintain its accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes NCATE as a professional accrediting body for colleges and universities that prepare teachers and other professional personnel for work in elementary and secondary schools. NCATE-accredited colleges of education are expected to ensure that teacher candidates are trained to be effective professionals in educational settings.

The nine reviewers-five from NCATE and four from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission-were on campus March 23-26 to assess the college’s 47 initial certification programs and endorsements for educators as well as its graduate programs. To maintain accreditation, the College of Education underwent a rigorous review in which it demonstrated a continued commitment to meeting or exceeding NCATE and GaPSC standards for its certification programs.

Founded in 1954, only 656 institutions across the nation are accredited by NCATE.