COE receives NCATE continuing accreditation


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Nov. 24, 2015

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's College of Education has received a seven-year continuation of its accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The accreditation followed a yearlong review of SRU's teacher-educator academic quality. NCATE educators visited campus for three days.

"This accreditation means that we are meeting the best standards possible for teacher education in the U.S.," said James Preston, SRU assistant professor of elementary education.

NCATE holds institutions accountable for meeting standards and requires intuitions to demonstrate that teacher candidates know their subject matter, he said.

NCATE, founded in 1954, is a coalition of 33-member organization representing teachers, teacher educators, content specialists and policymakers.

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