Education Unit & Educator Licensure Office
Welcome to Fitchburg State's Educator Licensure Programs and Departments!
Our educator licensure programs are nationally recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and we are one of only seven nationally accredited programs in Massachusetts. NCATE programs have been reviewed by colleagues from the teacher preparation programs across the country and meet the highest level of excellence in preparing future education personnel.
Through its collaborations with area schools and school districts, Fitchburg State also sponsors a Center for Professional Studies for school personnel. The Education Unit coordinates with the CPS as well as the university's Graduate and Continuing Education Division, which also supports an extensive number of extended campus programs through educational partnerships with nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Taken together, these programs make the university's continuum of offerings a seamless system for educator preparation.
Within our programs is a shared Conceptual Framework, as well as widespread incorporation of the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards for what accomplished teachers in all areas should know and be able to do.
Fitchburg State is proud of its historic mission as a teachers university, in the context of an excellent liberal arts and science education. Whether you are a student, parent, faculty member, staff member, or education partner, we hope you find this Website and related links useful.
Invitation for Comments to NCATE Board of Examiners
The Fitchburg State University Education Unit is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) April 7-9, 2013. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).
We invite you to submit written comments to:
Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Correspondence, which must be received by NCATE no later than three months prior to the visit (no later than January 7, 2013), will be submitted to the institution for response via NCATE’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the BOE team or institutions.