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Welcome to the School of Education at Sonoma State University

We are pleased to welcome the joint visiting teams from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for our accreditation review.

We proudly present our programs to you. We have built and updated these programs to support our mission, incorporate best practices and to align these with the appropriate standards and expectations. Our mission is "to prepare teachers and school leaders who are able to advance excellence in the education profession through preparation as teachers and leaders; to inform that preparation through engagement in and dissemination of exemplary teaching and relevant scholarship and research; and to enact that preparation through collaboration with professional educators, families and the broader educational community."

We believe our teacher preparation and professional programs are strong and are closely aligned to the California Teacher Performance Expectations, Program Standards and the NCATE standards. We also acknowledge that all programs can and should continually grow and improve. We view the accreditation process as a meaningful evaluation of our strengths and areas of potential growth and improvement as we strive to prepare the best school teachers and leaders to support student learning and growth.

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Dr. Carlos Cuauhtémoc Ayala
Interim Dean of the School of Education