UNC education programs re-accredited
GREELEY - Education programs at the University of Northern Colorado have
received full re-accreditation from the National Council of
Accreditation and Teacher Education, the university has announced.
NCATE focuses on two main areas when deciding to award re-accreditation
to a program. First, the institution must have high standards and
systems in its programs, and second, program graduates must meet
performance criteria that are focused on student achievement. The UNC
program evaluation included a four-member site visit from NCATE in
Every year, around 600 UNC graduates are recommended for teacher
licensure, and about one-third of the Colorado Department of Education's
Teacher of the Year award winners are graduates of UNC, according to
"We take our mission to be the leader in educator preparation very
seriously," said Eugene Sheehan, dean of UNC's College of Education and
Behavioral Sciences. "Our commitment to the preparation of quality
educators is validated by the most important and credible accreditation
agency in the country."
The education programs at UNC are also accredited by the Colorado
Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
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