Jones International University Named as Candidate for NCATE Accreditation

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School of Education meets preconditions for accreditation and will be notified of status in 2014.

Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®) announced the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)has confirmed Jones International University’s School of Education as a candidate for accreditation under this governing body. JIU has met each of NCATE’s preconditions required before becoming an official candidate for accreditation. The Unit Accreditation Board (UAB) officially accepts candidates at its semi-annual meetings in April and October.

In order to become a candidate, JIU submitted the School of Education’s Conceptual Framework, a description of program development in the School of Education and both philosophical and pedagogical foundations. As an official candidate for accreditation, JIU’s School of Education has met preconditions for accreditation but is not yet accredited.

The NCATE accreditation candidacy covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at the JIU School of Education. However, the candidacy does not include individual education courses that JIU offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. JIU will submit materials to be considered for programmatic accreditation by NCATE in June 2013. JIU is scheduled to host a NCATE accreditation visit in mid-February of 2014, and will be notified of official accreditation status by June 2014.

“We are very excited to be considered for accreditation by NCATE,” stated Dr. Marijane Paulsen, Chief Academic Officer. “It is not easy to achieve candidacy and we are proud that our School of Education met requirements to achieve this status.”

NCATE will notify the Secretary of Education, the appropriate state agencies, the regional accrediting agencies, and the public of Unit Accreditation Board decisions on its decision to accept JIU as a candidate for accreditation.

About Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)

As the pioneer in online education, Jones International University, offers an unparalleled online educational experience that provides essential tools and strategies for career starters, career changers, and career advancers around the globe. JIU offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional certificate programs in the fields of business administration, education, and business communication and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities.

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