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UNH Education Department Receives National Accreditation

Release Date:
11/29/2012 12:00 AM

Nov. 29, 2012

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WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- The University of New Haven’s graduate education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the leading organization in the nation working to establish high-quality teacher preparation programs.

UNH has been offering high-caliber teacher preparation programs at the graduate level for 20 years. Since the department was first officially granted approval by the state of Connecticut in 1992, it has grown to become a leader in the state in providing rigorous education for beginning and advanced teachers.

The university’s programs were reapproved by the Connecticut State Department of Education in September, which confirmed the UNH Department of Education’s commitment to helping new teachers be effective in the classroom while gaining the skills and knowledge that will help reform the profession.

The department’s programs allow students to earn master’s degrees in education and become certified to teach in one of 12 content areas, and its new Sixth-Year Diploma in Instructional Technologies and Digital Media Literacy offers working professionals the ability to interpret, develop and evaluate a range of digital technologies.

The NCATE accreditation ensures that all department offerings are held to rigorous standards of program development, instruction, assessment and continuous improvement.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.