Skip to main content

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) records

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: 07.NCATE


Historically known as a teacher training college, Eastern Michigan University and the College of Education continues to strive for high quality teacher preparation. To that end, they seek to obtain professional accreditation through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) which was founded in 1954 as an independent accreditation body. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) records contains reports prepared by Eastern Michigan University for reaccreditation. The collection is not the administrative papers of NCATE. Materials in the collection are arranged chronologically and date from 1972-1997.


  • Creation: 1972 - 1997

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Administrative History

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher 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 and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.

NCATE was founded in 1954. Five groups were instrumental in the creation of NCATE: the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), the National Education Association (NEA), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). When NCATE was founded as an independent accrediting body, it replaced AACTE as the agency responsible for accreditation in teacher education. These groups represented the field at large at that time. They recognized the need for a strong, independent, quality assurance mechanism composed of all key stakeholders in education.

Borrowed from the NCATE website []


2 Linear Feet (1 record center carton, 2 archive boxes, 1 halfsize archive box)

Language of Materials


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) records
Alexis Braun Marks, CA
2016 June 9
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197