CSUB School of Ed seeks comments

July 30, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

The School of Education at California State University, Bakersfield is scheduled for a spring 2008 accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for first accreditation or continuing accreditation.

Both NCATE and CSUB recognize graduates, parents, schools, and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel. Interested parties are invited to submit written testimony on behalf of the School of Education to:

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036-1023
or by email to callforcomments@ncate.org

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered at CSUB, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to CSUB for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Letters of comment should be received no later than Dec. 31 for institutions with visits in spring 2008.

For more information, please contact the School of Education's dean's office at (661) 654-2210.