NCATE requires institutions to include the following statement in all publications in which it discloses that the professional education unit is NCATE-accredited:
The Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and/or advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.
A unit that is accredited with qualifications to its accreditation status (i.e., accredited with probation, conditions, or provisions) must disclose that status whenever it makes public reference to its NCATE accreditation. In addition, institutions are required to notify candidates currently enrolled in teacher education of the meaning and possible outcomes of accreditation with probation, conditions, or provisions. Candidates must be informed of the semester and year in which the UAB will take action, including the possibility and consequences of revocation of accreditation that could occur as a result of the UAB’s action at that point. Candidates should also be informed that accreditation with probation, conditions, or provisions does not affect the current accredited status of the professional education unit.
Institutions must ensure the adequacy and accuracy of information they make available to the public. All information released by an NCATE-accredited institution regarding its accreditation status and the availability and quality of its programs must be accurate and not misleading to prospective candidates or the public. If an accredited unit or candidate for accreditation misrepresents its accreditation status to the public, the President of NCATE can make a recommendation to the UAB to reconsider an institution’s accreditation status.