The University of Sioux Falls Fredrikson School of Education is accredited with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Professional accreditation is one way to ensure schools of education are graduating well-qualified educators ready for today’s classrooms. USF has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers for our nation’s children by achieving accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of NCATE. USF has been accredited by NCATE since 1992.
The next scheduled review will be in the spring of 2016 with the Council for Accreditation of Educator Providers (CAEP), which has replaced NCATE. The Fredrikson School of Education is aligned with the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) through its Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC).
The Fredrikson School of Education uses the InTASC standards as a means of establishing department-level goals. In a continuous effort to develop cutting-edge professionals, the School directly aligns assessments to these standards, thereby ensuring each candidate’s grounding in current practice, professional dispositions and the complex needs of today’s students. Because of these systematic efforts and the School’s dedication to excellence, the University of Sioux Falls teacher candidates are highly sought by administrators in the Sioux Falls School District.