The School of Education is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation for teacher education, and by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
NCATE-accredited schools must meet rigorous standards set by the profession and members of the public. Candidates must have in-depth knowledge of their field and the skills necessary to positively affect student learning. The University must carefully assess this knowledge and skill throughout the program to determine that candidates can graduate and become effective school teachers and leaders. The institution must have partnerships with P-12 schools that enable candidates to develop the skills necessary to help students learn. Candidates must be prepared to understand and work with diverse student populations. In addition, college and university faculty must model effective teaching practices.
School of Education graduates have excelled on the PRAXIS and Foundations of Reading exams. Learn more.
Third-party comments requested for March 2014 NCATE visit
The School of Education is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in March 2014.
Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Both NCATE and Quinnipiac recognize graduates, parents, schools and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and school leaders. Interested parties are invited to submit written testimony on the School of Education to:
Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered at Quinnipiac and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to Quinnipiac for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.
Letters of comment should be received no later than Dec. 31, 2013.