The School of Education at the Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All programs leading to licensure are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The SOE's School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
NCATE is an accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education authorized by the United States Department of Education. NCATE determines which institutions meet rigorous national standards in preparing teachers and other school specialists for the classroom. NCATE's performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all students from kindergarten through grade 12. NCATE believes every student deserves caring, competent, and highly qualified teachers.