The UCR School of Education completed their seven-year cycle of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) accreditation process in November 2023. The accreditation team has recommended the UCR School of Education - Teacher Education Program for renewal of Accreditation. This is the highest recommendation possible and affirms the quality and effectiveness of the program and commitment by the Teacher Education Program (TEP) leadership, faculty and staff.
“It is with excitement that I share the CTC accreditation site visit for UCR’s Teacher Education Program has been recommended for FULL ACCREDITATION,” said Assistant Dean and Director of TEP Frances Valdovinos. “This is a wonderful recognition, and the positive results reflect the excellent contributions staff, STE’s, and faculty provide students and our community.”
Accreditation of schools of education indicates that the school underwent a rigorous external review by professionals, that performance of a teacher candidate in the program has been thoroughly assessed before they are recommended for licensure, and that programs meet standards set by the teaching profession at large.
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) accredits institutions and approves programs that meet its adopted standards of quality and effectiveness. These programs span across all credential areas and include subject matter programs, educator preparation programs and educator induction programs. Prospective candidates may enroll in Commission-approved institutions that offer approved programs to earn a credential or authorization to serve in California's public schools.
To learn more about the teacher education program at UCR School of Education visit the TEP page on the SOE website.