Accreditation

The Indiana Wesleyan University Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a specialized accrediting body that helps to ensure quality in educator preparation.

What does NCATE Accreditation Mean?

  • The IWU School of Teacher Education has undergone rigorous external review by professionals.
  • Candidate performance is thoroughly assessed throughout the program and before licensure recommendation.
  • Individual teacher preparation programs meet standards set by the teaching field at large including classroom teachers.

What Does NCATE Accreditation Mean for Teacher Candidates?

Teacher candidates from NCATE-accredited institutions will be better prepared for new, more demanding initial licensing expectations in many states and for board certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Because the IWU School of Teacher Education is accredited by NCATE, and because the state of Indiana has reciprocity agreements with the other 49 states in the Union, graduates will find that the initial Indiana teaching license will transfer smoothly and with minimal additional requirements when they move out of state.