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 exam. Learn more.