NCATE Accreditation

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education's teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the highest level of accreditation available.

Learn more about our NCATE accreditation.

NCATE

Learning Outcomes

Planning

Outcome: Candidates will demonstrate a thorough understanding of content knowledge and the pedagogical skills required for effective instructional decision-making as they use research based practices in their instructional planning.

Development

Outcome: The candidate understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support a child's intellectual, social and personal development.

Diversity

Outcome: Candidates know, understand, and appreciate diversity and demonstrate this by creating learning experiences that honor diversity.

Content

Outcome: Candidates have command of the content area(s) they are to teach as defined by the state and national standards and create learning opportunities that are meaningful to their students.

Leadership

Outcome: Candidates will demonstrate leadership in a multitude of ways. Leaders initiate and implement new ideas to improve the quality of education in the classroom, district and society.

Theory and Practice

Outcome: Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings, theories and best practices that promote high quality teaching and learning environments for all students.

Professionalism

Outcome: Candidates will demonstrate dispositions, behaviors and social skills that reflect professionalism and good moral character.

Community

Outcome: Candidates foster relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

Technology

Outcome: Candidates use technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

Assessment

Outcome: Candidates understand and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.

Management

Outcome: Candidates understand that effective classroom management is a blend of effective instruction, attention to affective elements, organization and a myriad of other factors and is able to balance these variables.

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