CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs Adopted

On June 5, 2014, at the CAEP Board of Directors meeting, the CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs, were approved and adopted. The Standards for Advanced Programs mirror the same principles of rigor, evidence and outcomes focus of the CAEP Standards.

The CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs were based on the recommendations provided by the Standards Standing Committee. Public review of a draft of the Standards for Advanced Programs supported the acceptance of the Standards as presented in the first draft. Thank you to those who provided feedback.

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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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 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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