University of Cincinnati to Receive Teacher Education and Quality Accountability Award

University of Cincinnati will receive the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Best Practice Award in Support of Teacher Education Quality and Accountability. The award was given at AACTE’s 58th Annual Meeting which was held in San Diego, CA. The award, sponsored by AACTE’s Committee on Quality and Accountability, highlights efforts of AACTE member institutions to pursue and/or maintain National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation.

Through a unit-wide effort, the use of data as the basis for decision making and continuous improvement has become part of the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services’ culture. Educator preparation programs are professionally and publicly accountable to the program, the college, the unit, the university, and the profession. Faculty now provide yearly data analysis and aggregation and all administrative, programmatic, and procedural change are data driven.

AACTE is a national voluntary association of higher education institutions and other organizations and is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality preparation and continuing professional development for teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning. The almost 800 member institutions prepare more than two-thirds of the new teachers entering schools each year in the United States. AACTE’s headquarters is in Washington, DC.

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