NCATE Accreditation

NCATE picNational Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education approved the continued accreditation of the professional education offerings at Gustavus Adolphus College at its October, 2006, meeting. The next NCATE visit is scheduled for 2013.

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.

Minnesota Board Of Teaching Licensure

The Minnesota Board of Teaching approved elementary and secondary education programs offered at Gustavus in 2006 based on Minnesota standards governing institutional approval. Full program approval will extend through June 30, 2014, for all Gustavus teaching programs including:

  • Communication Arts & Literature: grades 5-12
  • Health: grades 5-12
  • Physical Education: grades K-12
  • Mathematics: grades 5-12
  • Vocal, Instrumental and classroom Music grades: K-12
  • Chemistry and General Science: grades 9-12 & 5-8
  • Earth and Space Science and General Science: grades 9-12 & 5-8
  • Life Science and General Science: grades 9-12 & 5-8
  • Physics and General Science: grades 9 - 12 & 5-8
  • Social Studies: grades 5-12
  • Visual Arts: grades K-12
  • World Languages and Cultures: Spanish K-8 and K-12
  • Elementary Education: grades K-6
  • Middle Level Endorsement in Communication Arts and Literature: grades 5 - 8
  • Middle Level Endorsement in Mathematics: grades 5 - 8
  • Middle Level General Science: grades 5 - 8
  • Middle Level Social Studies: grades 5 - 8
  • Standards of Effective Practice Core for all programs