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The University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development and its teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). This accreditation includes the initial teacher preparation and the advanced levels of professional education programs.NCATE
Inquiries about the accreditation status of the Counseling Psychology Program can be obtained from the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation (CoA). The CoA can be reached at:American Psychological Association
The theme, Shaping Tomorrow: Ideas to Action, provides the groundwork for the University of Louisville 2007 Conceptual Framework for the Professional Education Unit [PDF]. It represents the unification and intensification of past College conceptual frameworks and aligns with the University mission, the College vision and mission, and the University's Quality Enhancement Plan developed for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The College's faculty and staff are committed to functioning as one college, with the vision of being a top-tier national Metropolitan College in teaching, scholarship, and stewardship. We embrace the University's mission of being a metropolitan research university committed to advancing the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our diverse communities and citizens.
Thus, the CEHD's mission is to advance knowledge and understanding across disciplines and constituencies and to develop educational leaders who will inform policy, improve practice, strengthen communities, and address pressing social concerns. The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville explicitly considers the important role of the contexts in which individuals live and grow. The College adheres to five key principles: social and human equity; high-quality instruction and professional services; life-long learning; research-based practice; and leadership and collaboration.