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NCATE Unit's Mission Statement

The mission of the NCATE Unit at Edinboro University is to prepare highly qualified professionals who meet the needs of P-12 schools, community agencies, health and fitness organizations, and the broader workforce.  Clinical experiences for candidates are designed to assist agencies and to help public schools meet the challenges of state and federal accountability measures while providing optimum learning experiences for students.  Program development is based on a philosophy of continuous improvement through ongoing assessment. Candidates are encouraged to promote the ideals of American citizenship and to improve the quality of life for all people in a diverse and technologically sophisticated society. 

NCATE Unit's Vision Statement

Edinboro University prepares highly qualified teacher candidates and related professionals who effectively facilitate learning. Through knowledge, skills, dispositions, experiences, and understanding of our diverse and global society, our candidates successfully contribute to the future of their students, to their own professional development, and to the well-being of the larger community. 

  NCATE Unit's Goals

Effective facilitators of learning will:

  • Embrace diversity
  • Demonstrate effective pedagogical skills, content knowledge, and knowledge of the learner
  • Utilize community resources
  • Engage in professional development and lifelong learning
  • Make informed decisions
  • Contribute to the community through civic action
  • Use motivational and management skills
  • Integrate technology
  • Communicate effectively
  • Creatively plan, adapt, and assess instruction


Edinboro University is an NCATE accredited institution.

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One of the 14 universities in
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

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