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NCTE/NCATE Standards for English Language Arts - Previous Revision

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/Accreditation/ProgramReview/tabid/116/Default.aspx.

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/DC Office                                                      California State University, Dominquez Hills
202-316-6828                                                          310-377-3701

                                                                                    Paul Yoder
                                                                                   Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
                                                                                   660-785-4502
NCATE Contact

Margie Crutchfield
Associate Vice President for Programs
NCATE
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036-1023
202-466-7496

 

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