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Institutions "Nationally" Recognized by NCTE

English Education Programs Meet NCATE and
NCTE Teacher Preparation Guidelines

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has adopted the NCTE Program Standards for Initial Preparation of Teachers of Secondary English Language Arts -- Grades 7-12. These program standards were derived from NCTE's Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts.  Institutions seeking NCATE accreditation are required to submit program review documents showing how their programs meet the NCTE Program Standards.

The Council's program review process is carried out by over 100 reviewers.  All are members of NCTE and CEE (Conference on English Education) who have attended program review training sessions. 

For more information on NCTE's participation in the program review process contact:

Paul Yoder
NCTE/NCATE Program Review Coordinator

The institutions below have submitted program review documents, using the online process created by NCATE, which show their English education programs to be nationally recognized by NCTE/NCATE Program Standards. Institutions which are "nationally recognized" by NCTE will be listed on this website and will be updated periodically.

Spring 2004-Fall 2013


  • University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks


  • Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
  • Arkansas Tech University, Russellville
  • Harding University, Searcy
  • Henderson State University, Arkadelphia
  • Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia 
  • University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock (Masters)
  • University of Central Arkansas, Conway
  • Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge


  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (Baccalaureate/Masters)


University of Colorado, Denver (Post Baccalaureate)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Northern Colorado, Greeley


  • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Fairfield University (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven (Baccalaureate)
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs (Masters)
  • Western Connecticut State University, Danbury


  • University of Delaware, Newark

District of Columbia

  • American University (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Catholic University of America (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Gallaudet University
  • George Washington University
  • Trinity College


  • Kennesaw State University (Baccalaureate/Masters)


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu


  • Augustana College, Rock Island
  • Aurora University
  • Bradley University, Peoria
  • Chicago State University  
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
  • Governors State University, University  Park (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate) 
  • Illinois State University, Normal
  • Lewis University, Romeoville (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Loyola University, Chicago (Baccalaureate/Masters)  
  • Millikin University, Decatur
  • National Louis University, Wheeling
  • Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais 
  • Roosevelt University, Chicago (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Saint Xavier University, Chicago (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • University of Saint Francis, Joliet 
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb


  • Ball State University, Muncie
  • Butler University, Indianapolis
  • Indiana University Southeast, New Albany 
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Indiana University, South Bend
  • Indiana University, Terre Haute 
  • Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • Valparaiso University


  • Louisiana State University, Alexandria (Post Baccalaureate)
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport
  • Louisiana State University/A&M College, Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles 
  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond


  • College of Notre Dame, Baltimore
  • Hood College, Frederick
  • Salisbury University
  • Towson University 
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne


  • Bridgewater State College (Baccalaureate)
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Salem State University
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell 
  • Westfield State College


  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
  • Grand Valley State University, Allendale
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo


  • Alcorn State University, Lorman
  • Jackson State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi University for Women, Columbus 
  • Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena
  • University of Mississippi, University
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
  • William Carey University, Hattiesburg


  • Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau

New Hampshire

  • Keene State College (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)

New Jersey

  • Monmouth University, West Long Branch (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Rider University, Lawrenceville (Baccalaureate/Post Baccaclaureate) 
  • Rowan University, Glassboro (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange
  • William Paterson University, Wayne

New York

  • Adelphi University, Garden City
  • Brooklyn College (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Buffalo State College (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Canisius College, Buffalo (Baccalaureate)
  • College of Staten Island (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Fordham University, New York
  • Hunter College (CUNY), New York (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Iona College, New Rochelle (Baccalaureate)
  • Ithaca College
  • Lehman College (CUNY), Bronx
  • Manhattanville College, Purchase (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry
  • Molloy College, Rockville Centre 
  • Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh
  • Niagara University (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Nyack College  
  • Pace University, Pleasantville
  • Saint John Fisher College, Rochester
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas College, New York (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Siena College, Loudonville
  • State University of New York, Cortland (Baccalaureate/Masters) 
  • State University of New York, Fredonia
  • State University of New York, Geneseo
  • State University of New York, New Paltz (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • State University of New York, Old Westbury (Masters) 
  • State University of New York, Oneonta
  • State University of New York, Oswego 
  • State University of New York, Potsdam (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Stony Brook University (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Syracuse University, New York (Baccalaureate/Masters) 
  • Teachers College/Columbia University, New York
  • University of Rochester
  • Wagner College, Staten Island


  • Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Capital University, Columbus
  • Cedarville University
  • Cleveland State University (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Defiance College (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Franciscan University, Steubenville (Baccclauareate/Masters)
  • Heidelberg University, Tiffin 
  • Hiram College
  • John Carroll University, University Heights
  • Kent State University (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Malone University, Canton
  • Miami University, Oxford (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University 
  • Muskingum College, New Concord (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Ohio Dominican University, Columbus (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Ohio Northern University, Ada 
  • Ohio State University, Columbus 
  • Ohio University, Athens (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Otterbein College, Westerville
  • Shawnee State University, Portsmouth
  • The College of Wooster
  • University of Akron (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • University of Cincinnati 
  • University of Dayton (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike (Masters) 
  • Walsh University, Canton 
  • Youngstown State University


  • Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville 
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman


  • California University of Pennsylvania (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Baccalaureate/Masters) 
  • King's College, Wilkes Barre
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate) 
  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Slippery Rock University (Baccalaureate)

Puerto Rico

  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island College, Providence (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)

South Carolina

  • Anderson University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University, Conway
  • Columbia College
  • Converse College, Spartanburg  
  • Erskine College, Due West
  • Francis Marion University, Florence 
  • Furman University, Greenville
  • Lander University, Greenwood
  • Presbyterian College, Columbia   
  • Southern Wesleyan University, Central
  • University of South Carolina, Aiken
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg 
  • Winthrop University, Rock Hill (Baccalaureate/Masters)


  • Vanderbilt University/Peabody College, Nashville (Baccalaureate/Masters)


  • Baylor University, Waco (Baccalaureate-Secondary)
  • University of North Texas, Denton 
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa
  • University of Texas, Brownsville


  • George Mason University, Fairfax (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg
  • Longwood University, Farmville
  • Marymount University, Arlington (Baccalaureate)
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk
  • Radford University (Baccalaureate/Masters)

West Virginia

  • Concord University, Athens
  • Marshall University, Huntington
  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown (Masters) 


  • University of Wyoming, Laramie

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