DENVER, Colo., (March 19, 2013) — Jones International University®, Ltd.
(JIU®) announced the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)has confirmed Jones International
University’s School of Education as a candidate for accreditation under this
governing body. JIU has met each of NCATE’s preconditions required
before becoming an official candidate for accreditation. The Unit Accreditation
Board (UAB) officially accepts candidates at its semi-annual meetings in April
In order to become a candidate, JIU submitted the
School of Education’s Conceptual Framework, a description of program
development in the School of Education and both philosophical and pedagogical foundations.
As an official candidate for accreditation, JIU’s School of Education has met
preconditions for accreditation but is not yet accredited.
The NCATE accreditation candidacy covers initial
teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at the
JIU School of Education. However, the candidacy does not include individual
education courses that JIU offers to P-12 educators for professional
development, relicensure, or other purposes. JIU will submit materials to be
considered for programmatic accreditation by NCATE in June 2013. JIU is
scheduled to host a NCATE accreditation visit in mid-February of 2014, and will
be notified of official accreditation status by June 2014.
“We are very excited to be considered for
accreditation by NCATE,” stated Dr. Marijane Paulsen, Chief Academic
Officer. “It is not easy to achieve
candidacy and we are proud that our School of Education met requirements to
achieve this status.”
NCATE will notify the Secretary of Education, the
appropriate state agencies, the regional accrediting agencies, and the public
of Unit Accreditation Board decisions on its decision to accept JIU as a
candidate for accreditation.
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About Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)
As the pioneer in online education, Jones
International University, offers an unparalleled online educational experience
that provides essential tools and strategies for career starters, career
changers, and career advancers around the globe. JIU offers an array of online
undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional certificate
programs in the fields of business administration, education, and business
communication and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s