The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Education

Invitation to Comment

In Fall 2014, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) will review UNCG’s preparation of teachers and other professional educators. As part of this re-accreditation process, we invite our community and professional partners to share their perspectives about the quality of our programs.

Comments must be based on the core tenets of NCATE accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In NCATE’s performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the NCATE system, UNCG must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education unit that is accredited by NCATE is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, 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 the university for comment prior to the NCATE’s on-campus visit October 26-28, 2014. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Written testimony must be submitted by email no later than September 1, 2014 to callforcomments@ncate.org.

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