NCTE/NCATE Standards for English Language Arts
The National Council of Teachers of English is one of eight subject specific organizations with membership in the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the professional accrediting agency for teacher preparation. Institutions seeking NCATE accreditation must meet carefully developed specific conditions. One of those conditions is program approval. To see available resources, click here.
In November 2012, the NCATE/CAEP Speciality Areas Studies Board (SASB) approved the new NCTE Standards. These new standards are approved for immediate use as the required standards for NCATE/CAEP program review. Teacher preparation programs are encouraged to begin implementing these standards and revising their assessments accordingly. Programs seeking NCATE/CAEP recognition may continue to submit program reports aligned to the 2003 standards until Fall 2014 at which time the new standards will become mandatory.
Institutions "Nationally Recognized" by NCTE
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has adopted the NCTE program standards for undergraduate programs for Initial Preparation of Teachers of Secondary English Language Arts. Institutions seeking NCATE accreditation submit their English education programs for review to NCTE. Listed are the current institutions whose English education programs have been reviewed and are "nationally recognized" by NCTE. To see the list of "Recognized Programs", click here.
NCTE Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts (2006)
(NOTE: This document is available FREE as a PDF.)
NCTE/NCATE Research Project on the Assessment of the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts (January 2001)
NCTE/NCATE Program Coordinator
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Monique C. Lynch
Vice President, Program Review
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-1023