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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 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-Spring 2012


  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks


  • Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
  • Arkansas Tech University, Russellville
  • Harding University, Searcy
  • University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge


  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (Baccalaureate/Masters)


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


  • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain
  • Fairfield University (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs (Masters/Teacher Certification-College Grad)


  • 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


  • Aurora University
  • Bradley University, Peoria  
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
  • Illinois State University, Normal
  • Lewis University, Romeoville (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)  
  • Millikin University, Decatur
  • 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
  • Wheaton College (Baccalaureate/Masters)


  • Ball State University, Muncie
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette


  • Louisiana State University, Alexandria (Post Baccalaureate)
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport
  • Louisiana State University/A&M College, Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston 
  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux (Baccalaureate-Secdy/Post Baccalaureate-Secdy)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond
  • University of Louisiana, Monroe)


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


  • Bridgewater State College (Baccalaureate)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Westfield State College


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


  • Alcorn State University, Lorman
  • Delta State University, Cleveland (Baccalaureate)
  • Jackson State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi University for Women, Columbus 
  • Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena
  • University of Mississippi, University


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

New Jersey

  • College of New Jersey, Ewing
  • Monmouth University, West Long Branch (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Rowan University, Glassboro (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange
  • William Paterson University, Wayne

New York

  • Adelphi University, Garden City
  • Buffalo State College (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Canisius College, Buffalo (Baccalaureate)
  • College of St. Rose, Albany (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Fordham University, New York
  • Hunter College (CUNY), New York (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Lehman College (CUNY), Bronx
  • Manhattanville College, Purchase (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Niagara University (Baccalaureate/Masters)  
  • Pace University, Pleasantville 
  • Siena College, Loudonville
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas College, New York (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • State University of New York, Brockport
  • 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, Oneonta
  • 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


  • Bowling Green State University
  • Capital University, Columbus
  • Cedarville University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Defiance College (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Franciscan University, Steubenville (Baccclauareate/Masters)
  • Heidelberg University, Tiffin 
  • Hiram College
  • Kent State University (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Miami University, Oxford (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Mount Union College, Alliance
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University 
  • Muskingum College, New Concord (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Ohio Dominican University, Columbus (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Ohio Northern University, Ada 
  • Ohio University, Athens (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Otterbein College, Westerville
  • Shawnee State University, Portsmouth
  • University of Akron (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • University of Dayton (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • University of Toledo (Baccalaureate/Masters) 
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike (Masters) 
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield
  • Wright State University, Dayton
  • Youngstown State University


  • Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant
  • University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha


  • California University of Pennsylvania (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Masters) 
  • King's College, Wilkes Barre
  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  • Mansfield University
  • Marywood University, Scranton (Baccalaureate)
  • Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (Baccalaureate/Post Baccalaureate)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Slippery Rock University

Rhode Island

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

South Carolina

  • Anderson University
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University, Conway
  • College of Charleston
  • Columbia College  
  • Erskine College, Due West 
  • Furman University, Greenville
  • Limestone College, Gaffney   
  • Southern Wesleyan University, Central
  • University of South Carolina, Aiken
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Winthrop University, Rock Hill (Baccalaureate/Masters)


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


  • Baylor University, Waco (Baccalaureate-Secondary)
  • Lamar University, Beaumont
  • University of Houston, Clear Lake
  • University of North Texas, Denton 
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa


  • Liberty University, Lynchburg
  • Longwood University, Farmville
  • Marymount University, Arlington (Baccalaureate)
  • Radford University (Baccalaureate/Masters)

West Virginia

  • Concord University, Athens
  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown (Baccalaureate/Masters)
  • West Virginia State University, Institute 


  • University of Wyoming, Laramie

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