The NDSU School of Education provides high-quality academic programs that prepare graduates for successful careers in various areas of education, including classroom teaching. The School of Education demonstrates program quality through a variety of methods that emphasize the continuous improvement of our programs. Within the institution, these methods include program assessment every year and academic program review every five to seven years. External methods of ensuring quality include institutional memberships in relevant professional organizations, state approval of licensure and credential programs, and program accreditation where appropriate. Both state approval and program accreditation require additional annual reporting to ensure professionally agreed upon standards are being met.