UH West Oahu Teacher Program Gets National Accreditation

The University of Hawaii — West Oahu's Education Division has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The UH campus offers a Bachelor of Education degree with a concentration in elementary education. Students participate in more than 200 hours of field-based coursework and graduate after completing a 15-week, full-time professional student teaching semester, according to a press release.

About the council:

NCATE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that helps establish high quality teacher preparation. The NCATE accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for teacher education programs, ensures that schools demonstrate the quality of their programs, and holds institutions accountable for meeting these standards in order to receive professional accreditation.

A teacher in an elementary school classroom. (Photo courtesy of Flickr: audiolucistore.)

— Alia Wong

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