The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 through the collaboration of five national organizations. NCATE is a is a non- profit, non-governmental alliance of 33 national professional education and public organizations representing millions of Americans who support quality teaching. Currently NCATE accredits 602 colleges of education with nearly 100 more seeking NCATE accreditation. NCATE accreditation is a mark of distinction, and provides recognition that the college of education has met national professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other educators. For more information about NCATE please visit www.ncate.org.
California Lutheran University’s School of Education achieved NCATE accreditation in 2004. Degrees and Credentials from institutions with NCATE accreditation are recognized as having met national criteria for quality programs. Degrees and Credentials are more easily transported to other states.
A Spring 2009 CCTC and NCATE joint accreditation visit occurred. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing have reaccredited California Lutheran University's School of Education.