UofL’s educator preparation programs reaccredited


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville received official word today that the university’s educator preparation programs have been reaccredited by national and state agencies.

    The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB), which visited the university last October, delivered news of the continuing accreditation to the interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Blake Haselton, at today’s EPSB meeting in Frankfort.

    “It’s gratifying to get the official word and receive a positive report for our educator preparation programs,” Haselton said. “The agencies conducted a rigorous review, indicated that we met all standards, and commended our unit for building strong partnerships, services and outreach to schools.”

    Accreditation officials reviewed all educator preparation programs at the university in a continuing accreditation process that occurs every seven years.

    Enrollment at UofL’s College of Education and Human Development has grown by more than 9 percent over the previous year, and the college is conferring a record number of degrees, according to Haselton.

    “UofL is continually improving so that tomorrow’s teachers are prepared to educate the next generation,” Haselton said.

    NCATE is a national accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. To earn accreditation, colleges must demonstrate that students from their institution who plan to become teachers are fully prepared.

    EPSB reviews, approves and accredits educator preparation programs throughout Kentucky.

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.