Betty Dore, a professor in Radford University’s School of Education, has been reappointed to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education's (NCATE) board of program reviewers. This is Dore’s third term on the board.
NCATE’s key initiatives are:
- ensuring overall coordination of technical education and training
- establishing a national system of awards
- ensuring the relevance of technical education and training to labor market demand
- instituting systems of quality control and quality assurance in technical education and training
- registering and accrediting both public and private technical education and training institutions capable of delivering courses
- establishing a central database on technical education and training
“NCATE requires training and a lot of work to earn reappointment to the board of reviewers,” Dore said. “Periodically—usually two or three times a year—I receive three or more middle school programs to review. I have been the lead reviewer on all reviews for the past two years.”
Reviews are done electronically and can take four to six hours to complete, Dore said.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities and serving as a program reviewer, Dore is a member of the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education. That role resulted in Dore being asked to serve as an editor for the e-book “Keeping Middle Schools Successful,” maintained at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Contributors to the book were middle school teachers from 13 states and members of the national association.
To learn more about Dore’s work, email her at email@example.com.