NCATE is the teaching profession’s mechanism to help to establish high quality teacher, specialist, and administrator preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent and highly qualified teacher.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education approved the continued accreditation of the professional education offerings at the University of Rio Grande in October, 2006. The next NCATE visit is scheduled for 2013.