Campus: CSU, Fullerton -- May 11, 2001
Cal State Fullerton's Teacher Education Programs
California State University, Fullerton's School of Education has received
maximum state and national reaccreditation of its teacher education
The university received five-year reaccreditation from both the California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the National Council
for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
"Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you and your professional
education unit for displaying the high quality necessary to be granted
national accreditation and to express appreciation for the cooperation
received from the faculty, staff and administration of your institution,"
stated Arthur E. Wise, president of the National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education.
"Cal State Fullerton's California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
as well as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
reaccreditation visit was important to us because it provided evidence
that we have quality education programs," said Dr. Judith V. Ramirez,
acting dean, College of Human Development and Community Service.
"This is consistent with the university's mission and our public's
expectations that we produce teachers and other school specialists that
meet rigorous performance standards," she added.
Preparation for the teams' visit provided an opportunity for the School
of Education to study and evaluate its programs and ensure they are
meeting the standards of excellence.
"The process was rewarding and the results were reassuring,"
Ramirez said. "Our students, faculty, staff, administration and
school partners have every right to be proud of our accomplishments,"
"Cal State Fullerton's education programs' evaluations by the CCTC
and NCATE accreditation teams were about as good as they can get,"
said Dr. Mickey Hollis, acting associate dean of the College of Human
Development and Community Service and director of the School of Education.
"All the programs were reaccredited without any stipulations from
the CCTC." According to Hollis, one commission member noted, "that
almost never happens."
"The results were as close to perfect as you can get in the accreditation
processes," Hollis added. "This remarkable outcome was the
consequence of five factors: excellent programs, outstanding faculty
and staff, good students, supportive administration and effective K-12
The accreditation team from Cal State Fullerton's education unit will
be recognized during a special reception at 6:30 tonight in the Titan
Student Union's Portola Pavilion. In addition, Dr. Linda C. Orozco,
associate professor of educational leadership, and Dr. Alfredo Y. Ramirez,
assistant professor of secondary education, will receive the Jewel Plummer
Cobb Diversity in Education Award. The following student teacher education
awards also will be presented: California Retired Teachers Association
Scholarship, Governor's Teaching Fellowship and Edwin R. Carr Fellowship.