St. Bonaventure University

Proud to be accredited by NCATE


The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. To receive accreditation, the school has demonstrated capacity to meet the following standards:NCATE logo
  1. candidate knowledge, skills, and dispositions
  2. assessment system and unit evaluation
  3. field experience and clinical practice
  4. diversity
  5. faculty qualifications, performance, and development
  6. unit governance and resources
The MSED in School Counseling and MSED in Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs are CACREP–accredited programs.

CAEP accreditation 

The School of Education is currently working toward accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Accreditation by CAEP requires that the school meet the following standards: 
  1. content and pedagogical knowledge
  2. clinical partnership and practice
  3. candidate quality, recruitment, and selectivity
  4. program Impact
  5. provider quality, continuous improvement, and capacity


The School of Education is currently accredited by NCATE. As part of that NCATE accreditation process, the following programs were nationally recognized by professional associations: 

PROGRAM RECOGNIZED BY 
Adolescence Education (MSED) International Licensure Post Baccalaureate review
Childhood Education (BSED) Association for Childhood Education International, Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Differentiated Instruction (MSED phased out) National Association for Gifted Children and the Council for Exceptional Children
Educational Leadership — school building and school district leader (MSED and advanced certificate)  Educational Leadership Constituency Council
Literacy (MSED) International Literacy Association
Physical Education (BSED) National Association for Sports and Physical Education

Current programs in the School of Education are undergoing program review processes required for CAEP accreditation. 

PROGRAM REVIEWING BODY 
Adolescence Education (BSED and MSED) CAEP
Childhood Education (BSED) CAEP and the Council for Exceptional Children
Educational Leadership — school building and school district leadership (MSED and advanced certificate) Educational Leadership Constituency Council
Inclusive Special Education (MSED) The Council for Exceptional Children
Literacy CAEP
Physical Education (BSED) CAEP 

CAEP annual reporting measures

All students in the School of Education meet rigorous requirements. They are well-prepared and successful in their chosen fields. Below you will see information and data about students and graduates of the School of Education.