The Teacher Education Program includes five departments at Newberry College and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (www.ncate.org), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 (telephone: 202-223-0077). This accreditation covers ten initial teacher preparation programs at Newberry College. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council forHigher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation ofteachers and other professional school personnel. All initial teacher licensure programs are recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE).
To satisfy SCDE and NCATE accreditation requirements, the Teacher Education Program must maintain national recognition with specialized professional associations including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE).
Accreditation and licensure issues in all programs are overseen by the Jennifer Morrison, Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. Please contact Professor Morrison with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 321-5201.
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