Farrington College of Education Recognized by NCATE

News Story: September 1, 2012

Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education has received national recognition of its Initial Preparation of Elementary Education Teachers by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), an arm of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The College’s Educational Leadership Program has also earned national recognition through NCATE’s Educational Leadership Constituent Council.

SHU NCATE Coordinator Ed Hendricks notes that the College’s national accreditation runs through 2016, while the ACEI recognition stands until next year at this time. In the meantime, his team will be working on further documentation to be submitted to NCATE (soon to be called the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation or CAEP) later this month and in March.

He gives a great deal of credit to Associate Dean Ed Malin for his hard work and overall direction on the project. The rest of the dedicated team that worked on the ACEI recognition includes Certification Officer Karl Lorenz, Michael Giarratano, Velma Heller and Lois Libby. Hendricks also credits Karen Doepper for her work on data collection.

“The entire faculty and staff of the College deserve kudos for earning this recognition. And the team should be acknowledged for the outstanding job they did putting together the materials for submission,” said Dr. James Carl, dean of the College.