Date: April 26, 2005
It’s official! The months of hard work and preparation have paid off for Andrews University School of Education, who recently received notification that the School will remain fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for another seven years.
The NCATE Unit Accreditation Board made the decision to continue the School’s accreditation at their meeting in Palm Springs, CA, March 13-17.
Back in November 2004, the School of Education went through a full five-day NCATE evaluation when a team of NCATE officials did a thorough review of the School’s ability to meet standards in six areas: Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions; Assessment System and Unit Evaluation; Field Experience and Clinical Practice; Diversity; Faculty Qualifications, Performance and Development; and Unit Governance and Resources.
NCATE accreditation is a sign of excellence, demonstrating that the School of Education has met national professional standards and graduates well-prepared and competent educators. NCATE currently accredits 602 colleges of education.
The next NCATE visit is scheduled for fall of 2011. Andrews has been an NCATE-accredited institution since 1970.