Accreditation > Unit Preconditions

Precondition #1: The institution recognizes a professional education unit that has responsibility and authority for the preparation of teachers and other school professionals, and identifies a unit head such as a dean, director, or chair.

1.1 Letter from the President

1.2 Chart of Programs

1.3 Organizational Chart

Precondition #2: Written policies and procedures guide the operations of the unit and include published criteria for admission to and exit from all initial teacher preparation and advanced programs.

2.1 Academic Advising Handbook

2.1 Adjunct Faculty Handbook

2.1 Field Experience Handbook

2.1 Student Teaching Handbook

2.1 Teacher Education Handbook

2.1 Professional Education Council By-Laws

2.1 Unit Policies & Procedures

2.1 UTTC Academic Policies & Procedures

2.1 UTTC Policy & Procedures

2.1 UTTC Faculty Handbook

2.2 Published Documentation of Requirements

Precondition #3: If the institution is located in a non-partner state or in a partner state that requires the submission of program reports for national review through NCATE, the unit has committed to submitting program reports for each program for which NCATE has approved program standards at least one year prior to the visit.

3.1 Professional Education Unit Program Descriptions

Precondition #4: The unit has a well-developed conceptual framework that establishes the shared vision for a unit’s efforts in preparing educators to work in P-12 schools and provides direction for programs, courses, teaching, candidate performance, scholarship, service, and unit accountability.

4.1 Overview of Conceptual Framework

4.2 Vision and Mission

4.3 Unit Philosophy, Purpose and Goals

4.4 Unit Knowledge Base

4.5 Candidate Proficiencies Aligned with Standards

4.6 Unit Candidate and Program Assessment System

4.6 Unit Evaluation System

Precondition #5: The unit's programs are approved by the appropriate state agency or agencies, and, in states with educator licensing examinations and required pass rates, the unit’s summary pass rate meets or exceeds the required state pass rate.

5.2 Title II Pass Rates Table

Precondition #6: Institutions eligible for institutional or regional accreditation are accredited without probation or an equivalent status by the appropriate institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Institutions not eligible for accreditation have a clean audit, appropriate business plan, and effective organizational practices similar to an accredited institution.

6.1 Current Accreditation Approval Letter

6.1 Statement of Affiliation Status

Accreditation Links

Unit Preconditions

State Standards

Course Syllabi

Teacher Ed instructor, Leah Hamann at the 2013 Project CEDAR summer workshop.

Elementary Education Coordinator, Leah Hamann, at the 2013 Project CEDAR summer workshop.

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