|College of Education and Human Development is re-accredited|
The College of Education and Human Development has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers and school professionals for our nation's children by achieving continued accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Current graduates of North Dakota’s colleges and universities must be licensed before they can teach, or become school counselors, principals, or even speech pathologists. Without this accreditation from the degree granting unit, the license will not materialize. Licensing must be attained in each state where the individual plans to work.
"NCATE accreditation is the premium seal of approval for teacher education programs," said Dan Rice, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. "Therefore, we are very pleased at this news. I want to thank Associate Dean Barbara Combs for her leadership in this effort and also the many faculty and staff in all of the teacher education programs who worked so hard to achieve this goal. Because of the excellent reputation of our programs, our students will continue to be recruited by school districts all over the United States."
Approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate students from UND, annually, are eligible to apply for a teaching certification or license. More than 60 percent apply to work in North Dakota schools. More than 30 percent apply to work in Minnesota, with 10 percent applying in both states. About 10 percent of students apply to work in other states.
NCATE currently accredits 623 institutions, which produce two-thirds of the nation's new teacher graduates each year. NCATE-accredited schools must meet rigorous standards set by the profession and members of the public.