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, the professional accrediting agency for teacher preparation. Institutions seeking NCATE accreditation must meet carefully developed specific conditions. One of those conditions is program approval. NCTE is responsible for reviewing undergraduate English language arts education programs for institutions seeking NCATE accreditation.
English language arts education/English departments preparing curriculum reports for NCTE/NCATE review must follow the NCATE designated process described at http://www.ncate.org/subhomepage.asp?audience=institutions.
Below are links to the approved NCTE/NCATE Program Standards:
For help in preparing the NCTE/NCATE Report, institutions should use the documents below:
The following documents were prepared for NCTE/NCATE Program Reviewers:
Institutions which have "nationally recognized" programs by NCTE will be listed on our Web site. The list is updated periodically.
Program Report Examples
The institutions listed below are examples of reports from programs that were granted full national recognition by NCTE. Each program has given NCATE permission to post its report on the NCATE web site. Numerous examples are provided in order to show the multiple ways that programs can be successful. None of these reports are perfect; but each has strengths and each was able to demonstrate to NCTE that the program had developed assessments that could adequately demonstrate that their completers have mastered the NCTE Program Standards.
Muskingum College Northern Arizona University
Peabody College at Vanderbilt University Teachers College/Columbia University
Eastern Illinois University
Additional information on the NCATE accreditation process is available from NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023, or call 202-466-7496.
NCTE Contact NCTE/NCATE Program Co-Coordinators
Barbara Cambridge Leni Cook
NCTE California State University, Dominquez Hills
1111 W. Kenyon Road 310-377-3701
Urbana, IL 61801-1096
800-369-6283, x3632 Paul Yoder
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Associate Vice President for Programs
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-1023