NCATE Grants SC State's Department of Education National Accreditation

Monday, April 22, 2013

SC State University’s College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences recently received its continuing accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Accreditation (NCATE). In 1972, SC State first received the NCATE accreditation. It was one of the first of six colleges to receive the accreditation in the state of South Carolina. To date, SC State’s Department of Education has 511 students enrolled in the undergraduate program and 325 students enrolled in the graduate program totaling 836 enrolled in the teacher education program.

In April 2012, NCATE’s Board of Examiners team visited the Department of Education. In October 2012, the National Board of Examiners met and approved the continued accreditation. In November 2012, Dr. Cynthia Warrick, interim president of SC State received an official letter certifying that SC State University has met rigorous professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other school specialist and is a nationally accredited institution.

All NCATE and state standards were met.