Wesley College’s Teacher Education Program will still be approved by the Delaware Department of Education on a provisional basis. The program lost national accreditation on December 31, 2010.
The state’s decision to grant the provisional approval for the Wesley program is based on the school’s “strong commitment” to fix the issues related to national accreditation. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) revoked the school’s accreditation because it had not met a number of the group’s standards.
Wesley students who graduate under the program during the provisional period will not receive NCATE approval, but they will have completed a “state approved” program. Those students may be eligible for certification in other states depending on a reciprocity agreement Delaware has with other states.
Wesley will apply for NCATE accreditation next fall, with the final decision coming in April 2012. If the school is re-accredited at that time, the decision would be retroactive to September 2011.