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Teacher Quality

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher EducationProfessional accreditation is one way to ensure the public that schools of education are graduating well-qualified teachers ready for today’s classrooms. Roosevelt University’s College of Education has articulated its commitment to producing quality teachers for our nation’s children in its conceptual framework and has proven that commitment by achieving accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education.

As an accrediting agency, NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education.  NCATE currently accredits 21 of the 67 Illinois colleges and universities which prepare educators.

NCATE-accredited schools meet rigorous standards set by the profession and members of the public. Teacher candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the subject matter that they plan to teach as well as the skills necessary to convey it so that students learn. The College carefully assesses this knowledge and skill to determine that candidates may graduate and be recommended for state certification. The College’s partnerships with P-12 schools enable candidates to develop the skills necessary to help students learn. Candidates must be prepared to understand and work with diverse student populations. College and university faculty must model effective teaching practices. And the school, college, or department of education must have the resources, including information technology resources, necessary to prepare candidates to meet new standards.

Counselor Quality

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master's degree programs in counseling.  CACREP Standards are written to ensure that students develop a professional counselor identity and also master the knowledge and skills to practice effectively. Graduates of  Roosevelt’s CACREP-accredited programs in Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling use their education and preparation as paths to careers in community agencies, mental health agencies and private practice.