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Accrediting Bodies

The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is a national organization whose six standards must be met in order for programs preparing educators to be accredited. 

Since 1954, the Ohio University Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. In July, 2013, NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) consolidated to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) which is now officially the sole accreditor of educator preparation programs. We expect to go through the CAEP accreditation process in the fall of 2021. Once the CAEP accreditation process and site visit are complete, the Ohio University Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education legacy accreditation of NCATE will be replaced with CAEP accreditation.

View our other acrediting bodies HERE.

Use links at right to access NCATE materials.

If you have questions about NCATE or the accreditation process, contact Director of Assessment & Academic Improvement, Wendy Adams.

To learn more about The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education’s other accrediting bodies, visit the Office of Assessment & Academic Improvement.

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