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Teacher Education Program Accreditation

NCATE Accredited Institution 

The Teacher Education program at the College of Charleston has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since October 15, 1999.  The most recent review was held in Fall 2012 for initial and advanced programs.  The next accreditation review will be held in 2020 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  

  • Institutional Report - 2004 | 2012 (pdf)

Standards Alignment (Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning):

The following program assessment plans were submitted for the 2012 NCATE Review. Information provided in the assessment plans below may no longer be accurate or applicable. Program assessment plans will be revised and updated during the preparation for CAEP accreditation in 2020. 

Recognized Programs

Specialized teacher education programs must seek national recognition by their Specialized Professional Association (SPA).  Below are the nationally recognized College of Charleston teacher education programs and their associated SPA. 

    • Biology, Chemistry, Physics - National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    • Early Childhood Education - National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    • English/Language Arts - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
    • Elementary Education - Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
    • Foreign Languages -  American Council on the Teaching of a Foreign Language (ACTFL)
    • Mathematics - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    • Middle Grades Education - Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
    • Physical Education - SHAPE America- Physical Education (formerly NASPE)
    • History, Political Science, Sociology - National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
    • Special Education - Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
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