Frostburg State University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Administration and Supervision has received national recognition from the Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) for FSU’s reaccreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
FSU’s submission to ELCC fully met each of the 27 elements contained in the seven standards, according to Dr. William Childs, associate dean of the College of Education. Childs, who was previously the Administration and Supervision program coordinator, submitted the report in August 2012. The new program coordinator is Dr. John Stoothoff, who leads Frostburg’s education programs at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.
“Receiving such a complete approval on the initial program submission is a high honor, and it reflects the superior quality of Frostburg State University’s Administration and Supervision program and its faculty,” said Dr. Clarence Golden, dean of the College of Education. Golden is a program reviewer for NCATE and past Administration and Supervision program coordinator.
NCATE accreditation is mandated by the state of Maryland. All teacher preparation programs at Frostburg State University are accredited.
FSU’s M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision degree is offered both in Frostburg and Hagerstown. The program is one of 13 FSU programs being evaluated for NCATE reaccreditation.
Regular program evaluations are needed to develop competent professionals to lead school systems and to make certain new conditions facing school leaders are reflected in redesigned preparation and certification programs, according to NCATE.
During the current academic year, the accreditation process will evaluate each program based on the national standards set by specialty professional area organizations. FSU’s overall NCATE accreditation is due for review in 2015, and will incorporate each of the individual program reviews submitted this year.
For information on FSU's education programs, contact the College of Education at 301-687-4759.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.