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.