The School of Education continues to be recognized as a highly effective educator preparation unit producing caring, competent, and qualified educators. Through the SoE programs, candidates acquire KNOWLEDGE in their coursework, refine pedagogical techniques through ACTION, and demonstrate LEADERSHIP skills in their educational environment. SoE graduates make a difference!
The School of Education is a member of the UWF Professional Education Unit. The Unit includes educator preparation programs from the College of Professional Studies (School of Education, Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, and TeacherReady®), and the College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Music).
Professional Education Unit Accreditation
The Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs (traditional and alternative) and advanced educator preparation programs at the Pensacola and online campuses. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
July 1, 2013 was the day of the de facto consolidation of NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), making the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) the new, sole specialized accreditor for educator preparation. In preparation to UWF's upcoming accreditation visit in 2017 the Professional Education Unit is currently aligning the educator preparation programs to the new CAEP standards of educator preparation.
University of West Florida Accreditation
The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate's, baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and Doctor of Education degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of West Florida.
The UWF School of Education Report Card: Annual Report - FLDOE