2018 Spring CAEP Conference
March 13-16, 2018
Kansas City, MO



About the 2018 Spring CAEPCon

Twice a year, the educator preparation profession gathers at the CAEP Conference (CAEPCon). CAEPCon provides opportunities to interact directly with the CAEP team and learn about the CAEP Standards and the Accreditation Process.

Sessions focus on important topics such as quality assessments, data literacy, diverse clinical practices, demonstrating program impact, developing a quality assurance system, and more. 

The CAEPCon gives educator preparation providers (EPPs) the chance to share innovative ideas, continuous improvement experiences, transformational practice, and evidence-supported successes with other EPPs. Educator Preparation Providers will have an opportunity to network and share best practices, while gaining new ideas.

CAEPCon Features

Whether this is your first time or you are a CAEPCon veteran, there is always something new to learn! From beginning to end, you will enjoy learning and networking opportunities. Beyond session programming, you will not want to miss these conference features:

PreCon Orientation Sessions:

These free, optional early sessions will help you navigate the conference and get the most out of programming and networking opportunities.  Plan to arrive by the afternoon of March 13 to join the orientation and settle in. These PreCon orientation sessions aim to guide attendees toward conference content best suited for their journey through the accreditation process.These PreCon sessions will help EPPs :

        • Figure out which CAEPCon track to follow
        • Determine what key points will be covered within the CAEP Standards sessions
        • Learn about key CAEP resources, such as: scope of accreditation, accreditation reports and requirements, assessment evaluation frameworks, evidence sufficiency criteria, etc.
        • Build a deeper understanding of  the accreditation process, such as: report timelines, the AIMS platform, tools for writing, etc.

Three PreCon orientations will be offered, based on your level of familiarity with the CAEP Accreditation Process.

Starter (Newbie) Level PreCon| Tuesday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m.
This PreCon Session is perfect for anyone with little or no knowledge of the overall accreditation process. The session will give participants guidance about what to anticipate on the 'Starter Track,' such as basic understanding of the concepts behind each standard and associated components - plus strategies to start working to meet the CAEP Standards

Intermediate/Experienced Levels PreCon | Tuesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. (Repeated at 5:00 p.m.)
This PreCon session is suited for anyone, with some prior knowledge, looking to deepen their understanding of the CAEP Accreditation Process. This orientation will outline what to anticipate on the 'Intermediate/Experienced Track,' such as focusing in on evidence sufficiency criteria to demonstrate strong evidence toward meeting the standards and components.

Resource Center: Want to know more about the accreditation process? The Resource Center will feature concise information about the various steps in the accreditation process in a poster-style format. The Resource Center will be open, with CAEP staff present, for the full duration of CAEPCon – come by any time!

PostCon Workshops: Two concurrent workshops will be offered this spring, so choose the one that best fits the needs of your provider:

      • a deeper dive into writing the self-study report, or
      • discussing the suite of measures (accreditation, accountability, and assessments)

Embedded Networking Opportunities: Robust networking opportunities, with dedicated space and topics for attendees to meet and learn from each other, will be available. CAEP will facilitate networking through online platforms prior to the conference so that attendees may participate in open discussions and connect with other attendees prior to arriving and during the conference.

Join hundreds of other professionals committed to teacher quality this spring and take advantage of an ideal setting to meet and interact with:·

  • Chief executive and academic officers (e.g., presidents, chancellors, provosts or vice presidents)
  • Heads of the professional education provider (e.g., deans, directors, or chairs)
  • Directors of clinical/laboratory/internship experiences or field experiences
  • CAEP/accreditation coordinators at the institutions
  • Individuals in charge of admissions in the EPP
  • Counselors and advisors to education candidates
  • Faculty and administrators in education and other departments at the institution
  • Internship supervisors, principals of P-12 schools where candidates complete field experiences

Previous Conference Information

The 2018 Spring CAEPCon Programming is under development. To give you a sense of the topics to be covered, the 2017 Fall CAEPCon program and associated presentation slides are still available to you.