LSOE was one of 54 schools of education to earn initial or continuing accreditation from the council's Unit Accreditation Board in April. The 520 institutions accredited by NCATE graduate approximately two-thirds of the nation's new teachers each year.
Meeting NCATE criteria also helps institutions prepare teachers for new, more rigorous licensing standards in many states.
"Continuing accreditation by NCATE is welcome recognition of the ongoing success of the Lynch School in developing highly effective programs of teacher preparation," said LSOE Dean Mary Brabeck. "My special thanks and appreciation to the faculty, staff, and students of our programs in teacher education, special education, and curriculum and instruction."
NCATE revises its standards every five years to incorporate best research and practice and reflect consensus on the most important aspects of teacher education, according to the council.
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