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School of Education receives renewal of NCATE accreditation

Liberty University’s School of Education recently received notification from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), that its accreditation has been renewed until 2022.

The School of Education first achieved national accreditation through NCATE in 2003. The NCATE accreditation applies to all programs that prepare educators for the K-12 setting. The accreditation board advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen student learning.

“National accreditation enhances the marketability of our graduates and facilitates their licensure as educators in Virginia and through reciprocal agreement in other states,” said Dr. Karen Parker, dean of Liberty’s School of Education. “The School of Education views CAEP accreditation as a standard of excellence that is recognized by our education colleagues in K-12 schools and higher education.”

In August, the School of Education received accreditation for its Master of Education in School Counseling (M.Ed.) from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).