FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Marian University recently received reaffirmation of its accreditation for its initial and advanced teacher preparation programs under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in PK-12 student learning.
“This is a continuous process of preparing evidence to meet the rigorous NCATE standards. This highly positive outcome-meeting all standards at both the initial and advanced levels-reflects the hard work of our faculty and staff, and the extraordinary commitment of our students, alumni and partner schools,” said Dr. Sue Stoddart, dean of the School of Education. “The accreditation process is so thorough that the entire community has to be engaged. We were extremely proud of the response from our Marian community, especially students and alumni that drove many miles to be a part of this process. We are proud of all of them and the difference they are making in PK-12 schools across our state.”
Providers accredited under NCATE standards, as well as those accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles, are now served by the single specialized accreditation system for educator preparation in the United States, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). More than 900 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP accreditation system.
The next accreditation visit – using the new Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards – is scheduled for spring 2021.