School Health Education   

Professional preparation programs that offer specialization in health education/health promotion may apply for program accreditation.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredits teacher preparation programs. The American Association for Health Education is the NCATE specialty professional association (SPA) for health education and as such SHAPE America develops health education teacher education.

2008 NCATE Health Education Teacher Preparation Standards
NCATE approved a revised set of SHAPE America standards in 2008.  All programs will be required to use the 2008 standards.

Download the 2008 NCATE standards and key elements here.