The College of Charleston’s School of Education, Health, and Human Performance has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education after a review of its teacher education program.

The college’s teacher education program was recognized for meeting all six accreditation standards, and its performance was rated at the highest level for three of those standards. The school received special congratulations for having no areas for improvement.

“This reaccreditation is a testament to the strong program we developed through collaboration with faculty members within our school, across the college and in countless local PK-12 schools throughout our community,” said Fran Welch, the school’s dean, in a statement.

The national council accredits schools, colleges, and departments of education in U.S. colleges and universities, as well as non-university entities that prepare educators for P-12 schools.

The College of Charleston’s reaccreditation process included an on-site visit, as well as an evaluation of the teacher education program curriculum, assessment model and results, faculty qualifications, commitment to diversity, and clinical and field experiences. Interviews with students, faculty, alumni and partners were conducted by the on-site review team.