NMU’s NCATE Accreditation

NCATE logoThe School of Education, Leadership and Public Service at Northern Michigan University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  NCATE was founded in 1954 and NMU’s School of Education, Leadership and Public Service has been accredited since 1989. 

Having a professional accreditation guarantees our students entering their respective fields that they are suitably prepared to practice in their professions. Having NCATE accreditation also informs the public that the Northern Michigan University School of Education, Leadership and Public Service operates at a high level of educational quality and integrity.

NCATE accreditation is the process by which a professional education unit is recognized by the profession as meeting national standards for the content and operation of the unit. NCATE’s current standards for achieving accreditation were developed between 1998 and 2000 through a consensus of education leaders and reflect recent developments in teaching practices and advances in research.  The School of Education, Leadership and Public Service at NMU was last reviewed by NCATE in 2001.  

The NMU faculty members involved in developing renewal accreditation documentation are: Dr. Joseph Lubig, Dr. KC Holder, Dr. Suzanne Standerford and Dr. Rodney Clarken.