CAEP Board Reaffirms Commitment to Selectivity Criteria

Commissions a study to address implementation

The CAEP Board of Directors convened a special meeting on February 13, 2015 to continue its December, 2014 Board consideration of feedback on the academic selectivity criteria in CAEP Standard 3.  The Board has listened carefully to a variety of perspectives.

CAEP’s mission is to transform educator preparation so that graduates can help improve P-12 student learning. The CAEP Standards, adopted in 2013, are an essential means to achieving this commitment to our nation’s children. Research indicates that quality instruction and leadership are the most important school-based factors related to student achievement and learning. The National Research Council’s Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy (2010) and many other reports identify selectivity of candidates as one of the primary variables that providers can adjust to influence the success of their completers. CAEP’s Standard 3 uses challenging admissions selectivity criteria and continuous quality monitoring so that completers will achieve greater success with P-12 student learning.

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CAEP Volunteer Corps Call for Service

Volunteers are vital to the CAEP Accreditation process. We are seeking professionals dedicated to improving education for P-12 learners – through quality educator preparation.  Learn more about the CAEP Volunteer Corps Call for Service.

NOTE: The Online Volunteer Application (OVA) is a separate system from AIMS; therefore, you will need to create a new account in OVA if you are using it for the first time.

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. UPDATED: The recommendation from the committee was considered and approved by the CHEA Board at its meeting on September 29-30, 2014.

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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