Accreditation & Standards

Teacher Education programs at Kutztown University are fully accredited by the State of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Being an accredited institution recognizes KU as an educational institution that meets or exceeds state standards. This accreditation involves a regular process of alignment with state teacher education program standards and compliance with all aspects of appropriate Pennsylvania state law and code. Our continuing accreditation attests to the commitment and quality of the College of Education’s teacher preparation programs.

In addition to state accreditation, Teacher Education programs at Kutztown University are nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE establishes high and rigorous standards for preparation programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for meeting these standards, and requires institutions to demonstrate that teacher candidates know their subject matter and how to teach it effectively to all students.

The Teacher Preparation Program Report (Title II report) can be accessed through the U.S. Department of Education's Title II website.