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Institutions "Nationally" Recognized by NCTE - Previous Revision

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 50 reviewers.  All are members of NCTE and CEE (Conference on English Education) who have attended program review training workshops.  The NCTE review program is directed by Leni Cook, CSU Dominguez Hills (retired) with Patricia Lambert Stock at NCTE headquarters.

For more information on NCTE's participation in the program review process contact Leni Cook, Chair, NCTE/NCATE Program Reviews, E-mail (preferred):; Tel: 310-377-3701; Fax: 310-377-2031; or Patricia Lambert Stock, National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; E-mail:; Tel: 217-278-3632; Fax: 217-328-0977.

The institutions below have submitted program review documents 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-Spring 2008


  • Arkansas Tech University, Russellville
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge


  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (Baccalaureate/Masters)


  • Metropolitan State College, Denver
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado, Denver (Post Baccalaureate)


  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven (Baccalaureate/Masters)


  • Delaware State University, Dover

District of Columbia

  • Catholic University of America (Baccalaureate)
  • George Washington University
  • Trinity College


  • Lewis University, Romeoville (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • McKendree College, Lebanon (Masters)
  • National-Louis University, Wheeling
  • Saint Xavier University, Chicago (Baccalaureate)
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • Wheaton College (Baccalaureate/Masters)


  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux (Baccalaureate-Secdy/Post Baccalaureate-Secdy)


  • Hood College, Frederick
  • McDaniel College, Westminster
  • Salisbury State University (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Towson University, Baltimore (Baccalaureate)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • University of Maryland, College Park


  • Bridgewater State College (Baccalaureate)
  • Fitchburg State College
  • Salem State College (Masters)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst


  • Concordia University, Ann Arbor


  • Alcorn State University, Lorman
  • Delta State University, Cleveland (Baccalaureate)
  • Mississippi College, Clinton
  • Mississippi University for Women, Columbus
  • University of Mississippi, University
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

New Jersey

  • Monmouth University, West Long Branch (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Montclair State University, Upper Montclair (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • New Jersey City University, Jersey City
  • Rider University, Lawrenceville
  • Rowan University, Glassboro (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange (Baccalaureate)
  • William Paterson University, Wayne (Baccalaureate)

New York

  • Brooklyn College (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Canisius College, Buffalo (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • College of Staten Island, New York
  • Columbia University/Teachers College, New York
  • Molloy College, Rockville Centre (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Nyack University
  • Pace University, Pleasantville (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Queens College, Flushing (Post Baccalaureate)
  • Siena College, Loudonville
  • State University of New York, Brockport
  • State University of New York, New Paltz (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • State University of New York, Potsdam (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Stony Brook University (Baccalaureate/Masters)


  • Bowling Green State University
  • Capital University, Columbus
  • John Carroll University, University Heights (Baccalaureate)
  • Miami University, Oxford (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Ohio University, Athens
  • Otterbein College, Westerville
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike (Masters)
  • Walsh University, North Canton (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield
  • Wright State University, Dayton


  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater


  • California University of Pennsylvania (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Mansfield University
  • Marywood University, Scranton (Baccalaureate)
  • Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Slippery Rock University

South Carolina

  • Claflin College, Orangeburg
  • Columbia College
  • Francis Marion University, Florence
  • Furman University, Greenville
  • Morris College, Sumter
  • Presbyterian College, Columbia
  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg (Masters)
  • The Citadel, Charleston (Masters)
  • University of South Carolina, Aiken


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


  • Lamar University, Beaumont


  • Marymount University, Arlington (Baccalaureate)
  • Virginia State University, Petersburg
  • Virginia Union University, Richmond

West Virginia

  • Concord University, Athens
  • Fairmount State College
  • Glenville State College


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