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Accreditation of Educator Preparation Programs

Otterbein's educator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation recognizes that our education programs have met national professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other educators. In NCATE‘s performance based accreditation system, institutions must provide evidence of competent teacher candidate performance. Teacher candidates must know the subject matter they plan to teach and how to teach effectively so that all students learn. All education programs at Otterbein are NCATE-accredited until Spring 2023:

For more information on Otterbein's accreditation status, visit our profile on the NCATE Web site or download our Otterbein-NCATE-Accreditation-Summary-2023 (PDF).

To review performance reports for Otterbein's educator preparation programs compiled by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, visit the Ohio Educator Performance Reports Web page and under Private Institutions, click Otterbein University. On this Web site you will be able to download  Education Preparation Provider Performance Report as well as more specific reports by program.

Future Accreditation

Please note that, as of July 1, 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a new accrediting body for educator preparation programs in the United States. This merger does not affect the accreditation status of Otterbein's programs. Otterbein is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards in Spring 2023, following our established accreditation cycle.

/ Department of Education

The Department of Education is located in Roush Hall Room 430.

Gaby Miller
p/ 614.823.1214
e/ gmiller@otterbein.edu


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