The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.
The College of Education and Health Professions oversees the professional education unit at the University of Arkansas, which includes three colleges on the Fayetteville campus. The NCATE accreditation team will visit Fayettville on Oct. 28-30 as part of the review for continuing accreditation.