The University of Texas at Arlington

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College of Education

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/CAEP) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and numerous national organizations as the accrediting body for universities that prepare teachers and other professional personnel for work in P-12 schools. NCATE ensures that accredited institutions hold high standards and produce competent, caring, and highly qualified educators and administrators who have proven they can support the learning of all students.

UTA College of Education is accredited for both initial and advanced programs through 2023.


Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides leadership, guidance, and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students. TEA also provides support for and oversight of Texas Educator Preparation Programs.

Texas Educator Preparation Program Accreditation Statuses

  • 2013-14 accredited
  • 2014-15 accredited
  • 2015-16 accredited
  • 2016-17 accredited
  • 2017-18 accredited warned
  • 2018-19 accredited
  • 2019-20 not rated: declared state of disaster

TEA staff are recommending that the UTA program be assigned accredited status under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation at the February 21, 2020 State Board for Educator Certification meeting.

Military Service, Training, or Education

In accordance with 19 TAC 228.35 (a)(5), UTA's College of Education evaluates and may accept military service, training, or education toward the fulfillment of program prerequisite admission requirements. Military service, training, or education must be directly related to the certificate being sought and may not take the place of certification examinations. Service, training, or education may not count as part of an internship, clinical teaching, or practicum requirements and must be provided by an approved Educator Preparation Program or accredited institution of higher education within the past five years. The Program Director will determine whether or not military service, training, or education is relevant and could be used as a substitution.