Teacher Education Unit - call for comments
The Teacher Education Unit at Minot State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in November 2010. All institutions are required to solicit third-party comment on the quality of their programs as part of the accreditation review process. Such comments must be received by September 1, 2010 and based on the core tenets of NCATE accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:
- In NCATEís performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the NCATE system, units must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
- A professional education unit that is accredited by NCATE is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
We invite interested parties to submit written testimony on the Teacher Education Unit at Minot State University to:
Board of Examiners
2010 Massachussetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to: email@example.com
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondentís relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.
Letters of comment should be received no later than September 1, 2010 for institutions with visits in Fall 2010.