Fordham University Graduate School of Education (GSE) recently received full, seven-year accreditation based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in P-12 student learning.
Of receiving the accreditation, Dean Virginia Roach, Ed.D., said,
“GSE is committed to excellence and meeting the highest standards in the professional education of teachers, school leaders, school counselors and psychologists. Our goal is to ensure that every child, young adult, family and professional with whom our graduates work receive the very best educational, psychological and counseling services. The seven-year renewal of our national accreditation, meeting all standards and moving toward target in standard 2, is yet another affirmation of this commitment.”
The NCATE report specifically highlighted GSE faculty, saying they are “qualified and model best professional practices in scholarship, service, and teaching, including the assessment of their own effectiveness as related to candidate performance; they also collaborate with colleagues in the disciplines and schools. “
Providers accredited based on NCATE standards, as well as those accredited based on the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles, are now served by the single specialized accreditation system for educator preparation in the United States, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). More than 840 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP accreditation system.