For Immediate Release — September 15, 2004

SHEAR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AT SUNY GENESEO INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT DURING ACCREDITATION REVIEW

GENESEO, N.Y. — The Ella Cline Shear School of Education at the State University of New York at Geneseo is scheduled for an accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in the spring of 2005. Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for accreditation. 

According to school officials, both NCATE and the college recognize that graduates, parents, schools and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel. As such, SUNY Geneseo invites interested parties to submit written testimony on the School of Education to:

Board of Examiners

NCATE

2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20036-1023

or send comments by e-mail to: callforcomments@ncate.org.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered at SUNY Geneseo, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the School of Education (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to SUNY Geneseo for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Letters of comment must be received no later than Nov. 27, 2004.

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