Accreditation

NCATE Accreditation since 1987

The College of Education's accreditation status was most recently renewed by NCATE (the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) in 2012. NCATE has nationally recognized the College of Education since its initial accreditation in 1987. A copy of the 2012 Approval Letter and the Accreditation Action Report is attached below.

NCATE 2012 Approval Letter & Accreditation Action Report

Recent College of Education Annual Reports

CAEP Accreditation

In 2013, NCATE merged into CAEP (the national Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). CAEP will oversee the continuing accreditation status of the College of Education; the next on-site review of the college will occur in 2019.

Title II Reports

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Annual Institution Reports for Grand Valley State University are available for the following program years:

2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009

List of Nationally Recognized Programs

College of Education Programs

  • Educational Leadership: Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
  • Educational Technology: Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Emotional Impairment: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Learning Disabled: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Reading Specialist: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Special Education Administration: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Programs

  • Biology: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Chemistry: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Earth/Space Science: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • English: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Health Education: National Association for Health Education (AAHE)
  • Integrated Science: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Mathematics: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Physical Education: National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE)
  • Physics: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)