The School of Education's theme: "Confident, Caring, and Reflective Educators," captures the mission of the unit and offers direction for systematic and continuous review and improvement of its professional development programs. In that this is a living, fluid document, terminology has been revised to reflect current research, trends, faculty ideas, and current certification requirements as well as current special professional association standards.
The School of Education at William Carey University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (NCATE/CAEP www.caepnet.org). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at Hattiesburg and Biloxi. NCATE/CAEP is the profession's mechanism to establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE/CAEP works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE/CAEP believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.