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ACCREDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Catawba College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (sacscoc.org) to award bachelors and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Catawba College.

The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education.

The College also holds membership in the following professional associations:

• Association of American Colleges and Universities

• Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

• Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education

• Council of Independent Colleges

• National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

• National Collegiate Honors Council

• North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Education

• North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities

• North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

NCATE UNIT STANDARDS RELEVANT TO ADVANCED DEGREES

The Catawba College teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The NCATE Unit Standards serve as additional guidelines for the goals the College aspires to achieve for both the overall program quality and for the master’s teacher candidates. The unit aims to have the master’s candidates receive acceptable/proficient ratings or target/accomplished ratings in those NCATE substandards that are relevant to classroom teachers.