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) - probationary accreditation, following the merger of those two accrediting agencies in 2010.
An on-site visit for Initial Teacher Preparation was conducted March 12-14, 2017. The School of Education and Counseling received official notification of “probationary accreditation” Nov. 9, 2017. This accreditation status is effective between Fall 2017 and Fall 2019. An on-site focus visit was held May 19-20, 2019. During the site visit, the exit team indicated that full accreditation would be recommended. The final site report was received Aug. 2, 2019. This report indicates that all stipulations have either been removed or upgraded to the rating of areas of improvement. An official letter indicating a revised CAEP accreditation status is expected during the Fall 2019 term.