FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington was recently notified by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education that the UMF Teacher Education Unit and its professional teacher preparation programs have been awarded NCATE’s full accreditation without qualifications.

NCATE accreditation is a voluntary peer review process that involves a comprehensive evaluation of professional education programs to ensure that schools are graduating qualified teachers who are well prepared for classrooms.

Additional strengths in the UMF program noted in the NCATE report include: the incorporation of student portfolios to help demonstrate students’ application of content knowledge; the effective integration of technology to enhance student learning; and the support of highly competent faculty, staff and administrators to provide for student success on every level.


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