College of Education Accreditation
Programs in the College of Education are approved by the Ohio Department of Education and have been continuously approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since its inception in 1954. Other accrediting bodies for College of Education programs are the American Psychological Association (APA), the Commission for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We believe that all individuals can learn and that learning is a dynamic and inquiry-based process. Educators are decision makers who need proficiencies in four core components of professional practice: knowledge, technology, diversity, and ethics. These components are part of our Conceptual Framework, which enables us to design measures of continuous improvement and is aligned with national standards.
- NCATE Standards
- Ohio Board of Regents
- Ohio Department of Education
- Ohio INTASC Standards
- Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession
- Specialized Professional Associations (SPA)
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
The University of Akron is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States, since its founding in 1914.
Reference and Resource Links
- Accreditation Listings
- Accrediting Bodies – acronyms list
- CAEP Standards linked to NCATE Standards
- Commonly Used Abbreviations