(Bluefield)-- Bluefield State College's School of Education recently received continuing accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
“The accreditation decision is an assurance that the BSC Education Program meets the most rigorous standards and that graduates are fully prepared in content, pedagogy, and quality clinical experiences to be highly competent classroom teachers who positively impact P-12 student learning.” noted Dr. Elisabeth Steenken, Dean of the School of Education.
“This positive outcome is a testament to the high standards and commitment to quality shared by all faculty in Bluefield State's School of Education,” observed BSC President Dr. Marsha Krotseng. “NCATE's continued accreditation of our Education Program signifies that the necessary instructional, student support, and other services are in place for students to successfully attain their educational and professional goals.”
Founded in 1954, NCATE is recognized by the US Department of Education as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education. NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) have consolidated and are now transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).
Bluefield State College's School of Education has held NCATE accreditation on a continuous basis since 1991.