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accreditation, College of Education (COE), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


Governors State University’s teacher education program has received the highest possible grade from the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education (NCATE).

Following the visit by a team of leaders in national teaching education earlier this year, NCATE recently affirmed the accreditation of GSU’s College of Education (COE). NCATE found that COE met its standards for both initial and advanced teacher preparation in six critical areas: knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions; assessment system and unite evaluation, field experiences and clinical practices; diversity; faculty qualifications, performance, and development; and unit governance and resources. NCATE’s evaluation found no areas for needed improvements in GSU’s teaching education programs.