NCATE Standards

The NCATE accreditation system is a voluntary peer review process that involves a comprehensive evaluation of the professional education unit (the school, college, department, or other administrative body within the institution that is primarily responsible for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel). The review is based on the NCATE Unit Standards (see below), a set of research-based national standards developed by all sectors of the teaching profession. Accreditation requires an on-site review of the unit and a review of the individual programs within the unit. Using NCATE unit standards, a group of examiners, known as the Board of Examiners (BOE), conducts an on-site visit and evaluates the unit's capacity to effectively deliver its programs.

Standard 1

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Standard 3


Standard 5

Standard 6