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NCATE Accreditation                           NCATE

In 1997, all College of Education teacher preparation programs were approved for state accreditation by the Florida Department of Education and have been reapproved in every cycle since then. In March 2012 the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) reviewed our programs. We are pleased to announce we have received accreditation through Spring 2019.  This is the most prestigious standard of excellence in Teacher Preparation.

NCATE accreditation aims to ensure that the accredited institutions produce competent, caring and qualified teachers who can help all students learn. NCATE creates rigorous standards for teacher education programs in schools, colleges, and departments of education. The mission of the organization is to provide accountability and improvement for quality teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century.

Our stellar education faculty, programs and school partnerships, our emphasis on rigorous entrance requirements, small classes, field experiences across urban-suburban and rural schools, and assessments linked to best practices all contribute to making the College of Education distinct. We are committed to preparing highly qualified candidates who are highly competent to serve in diverse communities.

The College of Education has enjoyed a long and rich history of preparing quality teaching professionals. To learn more about NCATE, visit


COE Degree Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Child and Youth Studies (B.S.)

Early Childhood Education (B.A.)

Elementary Education (B.A.)

Secondary Biology Education (B.A.)

Secondary Mathematics Education (B.A.)

Secondary Social Science Education (B.A.)

Special Education (B.A.)

Student Teaching / Clinical Experience

Graduate Programs

Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction - Educational Technology (M.A.)

Curriculum & Instruction - Educational Technology (M.Ed.)

Educational Leadership (M.A.)

Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Modified Program in Educational Leadership

Reading (M.Ed.)

Special Education (M.Ed.) 

For Counseling program information effective fall 2014 and later, see

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

School Counseling (M.A.)

School Counseling (M.Ed.)


Advanced Graduate Programs

Education (Ed.D.)
--Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
--Educational Leadership Concentration

Certificate Programs

Educational Media and Learning

Educational Technology


Education Minor

Teacher Immersion Program (TIP)