​UAA School of Education granted advanced-level CAEP accreditation

by Denise Runge, UAA Provost  |   

Dear UAA Community,

I'm pleased to announce the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has granted accreditation at the advanced level to the School of Education for its post-baccalaureate and graduate programs leading to teacher licensure, certification or endorsement. UAA School of Education faculty and staff are to be commended for their outstanding work. They have demonstrated the quality and excellence of UAA’s advanced teacher education programs.

Peer reviewers evaluating the School of Education found it met all five CAEP standards. CAEP’s evidence-based standards require institutions to provide data demonstrating they are producing competent educators, as well as collecting and using data to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer. Reviewers identified no areas for improvement or stipulations in the resulting report requiring further action.

What you should know about CAEP accreditation

CAEP accreditation is professional, sometimes known as programmatic, and focuses specifically on reviewing departments, schools and colleges which prepare teachers and other educators, who seek state licensure or certification following program completion. Approximately 700 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP accreditation system.

This accreditation is separate from UAA’s institutional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), which is an exhaustive review of the entire institution. The NWCCU reaffirmed UAA’s institutional accreditation in January 2019, noting four commendations. Visit the institutional accreditation website to learn more.

Denise Runge
UAA Provost

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