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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. Our next NCATE visit is scheduled for November 16-18, 2014.

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." Following the NCATE visit scheduled in 2014, the Education Unit at Ohio University will transition to the new CAEP standards.

Use links at right to access NCATE materials.

If you have questions about NCATE or the accreditation process, contact Director of Assessment & Academic Improvement Dr. Connie Patterson.

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.

As a Unit, we prepare leaders-educators, practitioners and human service professionals who share our commitment to lifelong learning and serving society responsibility as change agents in meeting diverse human and social needs.

Call for 3rd Party Testimoy

Ohio University’s Educator Preparation Programs are scheduled for a fall, 2014 accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications or programs under consideration for first or continuing accreditation. Both NCATE and Ohio University recognize graduates, parents, schools, and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to NCATE. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

Board of Examiners (BOE)
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to:

Correspondence, which must be received by NCATE no later than three months prior to visit scheduled for November 16-18, 2014, will be submitted to the EPP for response via NCATE’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the BOE team or EPPs.