NCATE Accreditation

NCATE Accredited



The Mission of the Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs is to promote workplace diversity and develop awareness skills leading to improved communication and productivity within the university community. The office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs holistically supports the learning environment at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education through students’ development of academic, social and ethical skills to contribute with distinction as global community members.

Diversity Plan

Increasing diversity in school communities requires educators’ increased awareness, sensitivity for cultural norms and respectful of individual cultural differences or experiences. Responding to federal requirements related to delivery systems, curriculum and assessment, teachers must demonstrate the belief that all students can learn and develop a commitment to supporting the growth of all learners.

Teacher education programs are responsible for preparing future teachers to promote meaningful engaged learning for all students, regardless of the dimension of diversity that characterizes them. Implementing a Diversity Plan will help prepare teacher and administrator candidates to create learning opportunities to meet the cognitive, social and affective needs of all learners. The included strategies are congruent with previously adopted standards from the U.S. Department of Education and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), accrediting agencies and accomplished practices.

If you have any questions, comments, or program ideas/suggestions for diversity related issues please direct comments to