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Accrediting Bodies

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.

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. We expect to go through the CAEP accreditation process in the fall of 2021. Once the CAEP accreditation process and site visit are complete, the Ohio University Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education legacy accreditation of NCATE will be replaced with CAEP accreditation.

Our Accrediting Bodies

Department Accreditor

Teacher Education

CAEP

Educational Studies CAEP
Counseling & Higher Education CACREP or CORE
Human & Consumer Sciences AAFCS
Recreation & Sport Pedagogy CAEP, COAPRT, NRPA
  • CAEP: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • CACREP: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • AAFCS: American Associate of Family & Consumer Sciences
  • COAPRT: Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions
  • NRPA: National Recreation and Park Association

Institutional Report

Download the NCATE Institutional Report [Word].

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is a national organization whose five standards must be met in order for programs preparing educators to be accredited.

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. NCATE and TEAC officially ended offering accreditation and renewal in 2016. The Patton College of Education anticipates a site visit by CAEP during the fall 2021 semester.

If you have questions about NCATE, CAEP or the accreditation process, contact Director of Assessment & Academic Improvement, Wendy Adams.

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.

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