The National Council for Accrediation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as the accrediting body for colleges and universities that prepare teachers and other professional personnel for work in elementary and secondary schools. Founded in 1954, NCATE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization representing a coalition of more than 30 national associations representing the education profession at large.
Through its voluntary, peer review process, NCATE ensures that accredited institutions produce competent, caring, and qualified teachers and other school personnel who can help all students learn.
Accountability and improvement in teacher preparation are central to NCATE's mission. The NCATE accreditation process determines whether schools, colleges, and departments of education meet demandingstandards for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. Through this process, NCATE provides assurance to the public that the graduates of accredited institutions have acquired the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn.
Reference: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2001). Professional Standards for the Accreditation of Schools, Colleges, and Departments of Education, Washington DC: Author.
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The vision of CACREP is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation though the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. As an accrediting body, CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse and complex society. CACREP is dedicated to (1) encouraging and promoting the continuing development and improvement of preparation programs, and (2) preparing counseling and related professionals to provide service consistent with the ideal of optimal human development.
The mission of CACREP is to promote the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through the
- development of preparation standards
- encouragement of excellence in program development
- accreditation of professional preparation programs
CACREP’s Core Values
We believe in advancing the counseling profession through quality and excellence in counselor education; ensuring a fair, consistent, and ethical decision-making process; serving as a responsible leader in protecting the public; promoting practices that reflect openness to growth, change and collaboration; and creating and strengthening standards that reflect the needs of society, respect the diversity of instructional approaches and strategies, and encourage program improvement and best practice
The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) is accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). CORE accredits undergraduate rehabilitation programs and graduate programs in Rehabilitation Counselor Education (RCE).
The accreditation process promotes...
- the effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities
- continuing review and improvement of master's degree level RCE programs and bachelor's degree level Rehabilitation Services program
- program self-improvement rather than outside censure
- meeting the personnel needs of both public and private rehabilitation agencies
- providing graduates who have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to provide rehabilitation counseling services to individuals with physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities.
The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training (JRC-AT) was incorporated in Texas in October 1991. The JRC-AT was a Committee on Accreditation under the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).
Effective June 30, 2006, the JRC-AT became independent from CAAHEP and changed its name to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The CAATE is the agency responsible for the accreditation of 350+ professional (entry-level) athletic training educational programs. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) cooperate to sponsor the CAATE and collaborate to develop the Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Educational Programs.
The mission of the CAATE is to provide comprehensive accreditation services to institutions that offer athletic training degree programs and verify that all CAATE-accredited programs meet the acceptable educational standards for professional (entry-level) athletic training education.