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Oklahoma State University

Professional Education Unit

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The Professional Education Unit prepares and develops professional educators who facilitate life long learning and enrich quality of life for people in public schools and other educational settings. OSU's Professional Education programs are based upon the L.E.A.D.S. conceptual framework:

Academics and Professional Roles 
Service Orientation/Community Outreach


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The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow and for the next century.