Beginning in 1954, the University of Northern Colorado’s teacher education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Currently more than 25 different Education and Behavioral Sciences teacher education and licensed personnel preparation programs at both the initial and advanced levels are accredited by NCATE. In 2010, the UNC programs earned reaccreditation from NCATE, with no conditions. The next NCATE accreditation visit will take place in 2016. The 2010 UNC NCATE Institutional Report and accompanying documents are linked to this site.
“The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.” Source: http://www.ncate.org/Public/AboutNCATE/tabid/179/Default.aspx.