National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The College of Education at Wichita State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

The WSU College of Education’s School Psychology program has full approval from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), 4340 E. West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; phone (301) 657-0270. NASP represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth.

The WSU College of Education’s Sport Management department has full approval of the Sport Management Program Review Council (SMPRC), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 476-3410, endorsed by the National Association for Sports and Physical Education and the North American Society for Sport Management.

The WSU College of Education’s Department of Human Performance Studies has received certification of its Athletic Training program through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The mission of the CAATE is to provide comprehensive accreditation services to institutions that offer athletic training degree programs and verify that all CAATE-accredited programs meet the acceptable educational standards for professional (entry-level) athletic training education.