Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Recognition

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) submitted an application to The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). On June 9-10, 2014, the committee reviewed the application and is recommending to the CHEA Board of Directors that CAEP be granted recognition. The recommendation from the committee will be considered and acted upon by the CHEA Board at its meeting on September 29-30, 2014.

If approved by the CHEA Board:

The scope of CAEP’s work is the accreditation of educator preparation providers at the certificate/licensure, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, post-baccalaureate, and doctoral levels in degree-granting institutions of higher education. This includes programs offered in the United States, including distance education programs.

CAEP has also submitted an application to be recognized by the United States Department of Education.

CAEP Presents Accreditation Certificate to Malaysian EPP

malaysian_accreditation_certificateWe were proud to present the Universiti Putra Malaysia’s accreditation certificate to Professor Fauzi Haji Ramlan, Vice Chancellor; Professor Ab Rahim Bakar, Dean of the Faculty of Education; and Mr. Wan Azman Wan Omar, Registrar (pictured) earlier this month when they were visiting Washington, D.C.
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2014 Fall CAEP Conference in Partnership with AACTE

The 2014 Fall CAEP Conference in Partnership with AACTE is an opportunity to learn from experts, share thoughts with colleagues, and discover what works in the field of educator preparation. Join your colleagues at the 2014 Fall CAEP Conference, September 29-October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

CAEP Solicits Feedback on Accreditation Standards

CAEP is requesting your participation in a critical research project to ensure the highest level of service and support to institutions like yours and gain feedback on the newly developed accreditation standards and components for advanced programs. Please take a few moments to participate in the electronic survey by Thursday, May 15th. The survey should take no more than fifteen minutes to complete.

Thank you for your support of CAEP.

CAEP Board Chair Testifies Before Senate HELP Committee

This afternoon, Mary Brabeck, Chair of the CAEP Board of Directors, delivered a statement before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). The topic was “Teacher Preparation: Ensuring a Quality Teacher in Every Classroom,” and emphasized the “vital role that accreditation in educator preparation plays in informing policymakers, providers and candidates about the quality of preparation programs and whether the professional standards are being met.” To view the video from the hearing, visit the Senate HELP Committee site.
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CAEP Call for Service Open

Dear CAEP Colleague,

We are seeking volunteers in every area of our organization structure, from governance committee members to Accreditation Council members, site visitors, and feedback option reviewers.  We are committed to a governance and volunteer body that reflect the diversity of P-12 learners and are inclusive of affiliation and experience.  We honor our commitment to transparency by having clear, impartial ways of selecting individual for service, based on their qualifications.

In light of CAEP’s commitment to inclusivity and transparency, the nominating process allows for self-recommendation, as well as recommendation by organizations. Last year, CAEP received over 700 applications for just over 70 service opportunities.  Given the anticipated high volume of application submissions, please nominate a pool of high quality leaders within your organization so that CAEP’s volunteer pool reflects the diversity of affiliation and experience needed to advance its mission.
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CAEP To Take On New Role with Elementary Education

For many years, CAEP has worked with the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) as a Specialized Professional Association (SPA). This partnership has involved the development of national standards, participation in CAEP governance structures, and program review leading to National Recognition for elementary programs. Due to organizational changes, the ACEI Board of Directors has decided that ACEI will no longer be able to serve as a SPA for CAEP. Continue reading

CAEP Signs MOU with Saudi Accreditation Commission

saudi_mouOn Friday, January 24, 2014, CAEP President, Jim Cibulka, and Secretary-General for the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Almusallam, joined together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU between CAEP and NCAAA has been several years in the making and represents the two organizations’ agreement to collaborate on matters related to professional teacher education standards, educational accessibility, teacher preparation, and capacity building of quality assurance operation, processes, and supporting infrastructures. This relationship represents the future of educator preparation internationally and sets the stage for future collaborations with other countries.
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