The COE is Nationally Accredited
The national accreditation process requires all College teacher preparation programs to meet or exceed the criteria described in the NCTQ policy report.
The National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ) recently released the 2012 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Improving Teacher Preparation in Hawai‘i. The report reviews State policy regarding teacher preparation and makes recommendations for improvement. The College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved to prepare teachers for licensure by the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board (HTSB). In order to maintain its accreditation standing, the College must demonstrate that it meets NCATE standards and those of related specialty professional associations in education, such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), and others. The national accreditation process requires all College teacher preparation programs to meet or exceed the criteria described in the NCTQ policy report.
NCTQ recognized the College of Education at UH Mānoa as one of ten institutions nationally as having “model design” in their Student Teaching in the United States report released in July 2011.
A comparision of the NCTQ checklist to the College of Education Standards can be viewed here.
It should be noted that, "the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) finds the 2012 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Improving Teacher Preparation National Summary, to be vastly inconsistent with the gold-standard of student performance measures, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)." ~Statement by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Regarding 2012 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Improving Teacher Preparation National Summary