Accredited Education Programs: Innovative approaches and high standards ensure quality educators for 21st Century challenges in education.
All College of Education programs are firmly grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Initial licensure and advanced programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT) and meet all standards accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and are recognized for state licensure in both school and community counseling. Educational Leadership is accredited by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA). The WSU Children's Center is accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Our NCATE Accreditation website has more information about our ongoing work to continually improve teacher education.
The College of Education at Winona State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in February 2013. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party's relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).