Accreditation of the Professional Teacher and Counselor Education (PTCE) unit at Oregon State University (OSU) includes all initial and advanced licensure programs offered by the Cascades and Corvallis campuses (but does not pertain to individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes). The unit was most recently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2015.
As the State of Oregon adopted the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to replace the now disbanded NCATE standards after our 2015 NCATE-Legacy site visit, our next accreditation site visit will be conducted by CAEP in the spring of 2021, one year earlier than our next NCATE site visit would have been.
In 2009, one hundred years after the beginnings of teacher education at Oregon State University, both the “home base” for OSU education programs (the College of Education) and the engagement of the larger university have been strengthened, resulting in increasing impact on teaching and learning in and out of schools.
OSU teacher education programs now serve about 1,800 students, about 1,500 undergraduates (Education Double Degree students), and about 300 graduate students. Much of the university is involved in teacher education through the growth of the Education Double Degree whereby all students are completing two degrees concurrently, one in an OSU degree area and a second in education. Collaborations with the 4-H Youth Development Education program, SMILE, and the Western Center are increasing impact and coherence of in and out-of-school learning. Substantive partnerships with schools, including the Immersion Program, Mid-Valley Partnership, and recent Beaverton-OSU Grow-Your-Own Project, are creating more sustainable impact. After a hundred years of teacher education, Oregon State University is well positioned for even greater impact in the century to come.
Nell Winokur O’Malley
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The PhD with a Major in Counseling program at Oregon State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through 3/31/2024.
The MCoun with a Major in Counseling: School Counseling program at Oregon State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through 3/31/2024.
The MCoun with a Major in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Oregon State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through 03/31/2016. (Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.
(For more information, see the approval letter to President Ray)