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Howard University School of Education Recommended for Re-Accreditation


Photo by Zelena Williams/Photojournalism Intern
Dr. Vinetta Jones teaches a class in Educational Psychology on Feb. 16, 2010.


WASHINGTON (Feb. 16, 2010) – The School of Education was recommended for re-accreditation on Feb. 3 by the National Council Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Examiners site team.

The School of Education met all six standards set forth by NCATE including: Candidate Knowledge, Skills and Professional Dispositions; Assessment System and Unit-Evaluation; Field Experiences and Clinical Practice; Diversity; Faculty Qualifications, Performance and Development; and Unit Governance and Resources. The accrediting team also found that three existing “areas for improvements” citations commonly referred to as AFIs be lifted.

The Board of Examiners (BOA) has forwarded the recommendation for re-accreditation and NCATE’s Unit Advisory Board will make the final decision in April 2010.

The School of Education counts among its alumni and students a member of the prestigious National Academy of Education; 16 Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellows; the 2010 recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Terrel Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership (one of nine awarded nationally); the 2010 recipient of the American Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Young Educator of the Year Award; and, the 2007 recipient of the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award (one of 20 awarded in the DC-VA-MD region). The School’s seminal publication, the Journal of Negro Education, is one of the nations’ oldest continuously published and refereed scholarly journals devoted to the dissemination of research on education and social issues incident to Black people throughout the Diaspora.

About the School of Education

In 1890, Howard University began its commitment to education with the Department of Pedagogy. Today, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Educational Administration and Policy, and the Department of Human Development and Psycho-educational Studies are apart of the School. The School awards bachelors, masters, and EdD degrees and is one of the University’s largest producers of PhDs. Beginning in 2009, the School attained national recognition for its preparation programs in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, social studies education, school psychology and educational administration.

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, 19 Fulbright Scholars and 10 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information about Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.

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Melissa Montgomery, media relations intern, contributed to this release.

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