Accreditation and Candidate Performance

Accreditation and Approval of Our Programs

The Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone 202.466.7496. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. These two agencies serve to (a) assure the public that Ashland University offers an educator preparation program that meets national standards of quality, (b) ensure that children and youth are served by well-prepared school personnel, and (c) advance the teaching profession through the improvement of teacher education programs. Licensure requirements are subject to the authority of the Ohio State Department of Education and Ohio law. Course and field experiences may change, subject to requirements approved by Ohio law.

Ashland University's educator preparation programs have been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. These include all applicable degree, licensure and endorsement programs offered through the College of Education.

National Report Card

Pursuant to Federal Law, Ashland University's Dwight Schar College of Education programs are required to report their pass rates for the Praxis II, Principles of Learning and Teaching, state licensure exam. Ninety-eight (98) percent of Ashland University's teacher education program completers passed this exam in 2011-2012.

Learn More About Our Candidates and Graduates

Do you want to learn more about our candidates' performance while completing their programs and after they have begun teaching or taken on the responsibilities of building principals? Go to the Educator Preparation Performance Report, a document developed by the Ohio Board of Regents that includes information about all of Ohio's educator prepartion programs.