University of Texas of the Permian Basin receives accreditation

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Years of hard work pay off big for U-T-Permian Basin.

University President David Watts announced on Monday that the University has received notice that the School of Education has received accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

That's the professional organization that provides accreditation for schools, universities and education departments around the country.

U.T.P.B. Officials say this accreditation is yet another indicator of the quality of their programs.

"The teachers that graduate from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin are the very best.  It means districts and schools that hire them are getting the very best that there is on the market.  It positions us well because there are only 13 other institutions out of almost 40 public institutions of higher education that are so accredited," Dr. David Watts, President of UTPB said.

U.T.P.B.  is one of only 13 Texas Universities to meet the N.C.A.T.E's standards.