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Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Educator preparation programs at Wayne State College have a long history of national accreditation. Beginning in 1954 for all undergraduate education programs and 1962 for all graduate education programs, the College has earned continuous accreditation approval, first from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and currently from the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), following the merger of those two accrediting agencies in 2010. Wayne State College has currently been granted initial-licensure level accreditation with CAEP. This Accreditation status is effective between Fall 2019 and Fall 2024. The next site visit will take place in Spring 2024.

CAEP Reporting Measures for WSC EPP Completers

 

Notice for Next Accreditation Visit, April 14-16, 2024 | Invitation for Third-Party Comments

The School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Wayne State College is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 14-16, 2024. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: [email protected]

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the college for comment prior to the review.