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Northwest Missouri State University


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Professional Education Unit

Northwest's Professional Education Unit prepares teachers, counselors, and administrators/leaders for the state's and nation's school system. Northwest has been continuously accredited at the national level since the inception of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 1954, and by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The next accreditation on-site review will be conducted in spring 2014 through Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) formally NCATE.

Supporting the Professional Education Unit are the Horace Mann Laboratory School and a cadre of Professional Development Schools, in both rural urban and suburban settings, as well as many other professional staff in collateral programs and professions.