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National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Motto The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation
Established 1954
Type Professional accreditation, National accreditation
President James G. Cibulka
Location Washington, DC, USA
Website [1]

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit teacher certification programs at U.S. colleges and universities. NCATE was a council of educators created to ensure and raise the quality of preparation for their profession. The regional accreditation.

On July 1, 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), which was also a recognized accreditor of teacher-preparation programs, to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP succeeds NCATE and TEAC as the only recognized accreditor specialized in accreditation of U.S. educator-preparation programs.[1]

Contents

  • Founding organizations 1
  • Coalition of Organizations 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Founding organizations

Five national education groups were instrumental in the creation of NCATE:

  1. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE, which formerly accredited teachers colleges),
  2. The National Education Association (NEA),
  3. The National School Boards Association (NSBA),
  4. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
  5. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Coalition of Organizations

Today NCATE is a coalition of 33 member organizations of teachers, teacher educators, content specialists, and local and state policy makers. All are committed to quality teaching, and together, the coalition represents over 3 million individuals. The professional associations that comprise NCATE also provide financial support and participate in the development of NCATE standards, policies, and procedures.


References

  1. ^ "Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)". Teacher Education Accreditation Council website. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 

See also

External links

  • NCATE Website for information and list of NCATE Accredited Institutions
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