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FAMU College of Education earns re-accreditation


Florida A&M University’s College of Education been re-accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The NCATE is the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teaching schools.

FAMU is one of only four universities in the state of Florida whose College/School of Education has received continuous accreditation since 1954.

“We are extremely proud of continuing this long tradition of preparing exemplary educators,” said College of Education Dean Genniver C. Bell. “Our re-affirmation without qualification is a testament to the quality of our programs, faculty and students.”

The NCATE currently accredits 623 institutions, which produce two-thirds of the nation’s new teacher graduates each year.

In order to earn re-accreditation, the FAMU College of Education had to meet the following standards:   

  • Teacher candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the subject matter that they plan to teach as well as the skills necessary to convey it so that students learn;
  • The institution must have partnerships with P-12 schools that enable candidates to develop the skills necessary to help students learn;
  • Candidates must be prepared to understand and work with diverse student populations;
  • Faculty must model effective teaching practices; and
  • The school, college or department of education must have the resources, including information technology resources, necessary to prepare candidates to meet new standards.

The College of Education was the first and only college created at FAMU at its founding in 1887.