College of Education Accreditation
The State of Idaho participates in a partnership agreement with the National Council for Accreditation of teacher Education (NCATE). To be considered State Board of Education approved, all educator preparation programs must meet NCATE accreditation standards and they must be reviewed and approved by the Idaho State Department of Education. The College of Education is fully accredited by NCATE and its programs have been reviewed and approved by the Idaho State Department of Education.
In addition, programs can achieve national recognition through accreditation by national organizations in their areas of specialization. The preschool laboratory is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC). The Bachelor of Music Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The School Psychology programs (see Graduate School Catalog) are accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).