Teachers College, the professional unit responsible for education programs campus-wide, hosted a regular review in 2003. At that time, the undergraduate programs received full accreditation, but the advanced programs — those that grant master's degrees or higher and license renewal programs — were accredited with conditions. Following a two-year review process, NCATE's Unit Assessment Board found that questions raised during the 2003 review and a 2005 follow-up visit had been sufficiently answered to merit full accreditation.
"The quality of our programs has also just been validated by U.S. News & World Report, which ranked our graduate secondary education program tied for 55th in the country."
"We have come out of this process with a strengthened assessment process and will continue to fine tune our data collection and assessment processes. This allows us to move forward with our mission, which is to prepare students to meet the educational needs of our society."
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