CAEP annual reporting measures

Accreditation visit

The College of Education and Wayne State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 1, 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: callforcomments@caepnet.org

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 demonstrating 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. They 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 university for comment prior to the review. 

In 2017 the following initial teacher preparation programs were granted accreditation status by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): 

Bachelor with elementary certificate
Bachelor with K-12 certificate
Bachelor with secondary certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with elementary certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with K-12 certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with secondary certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with elementary certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with K-12 certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with secondary certificate

The College of Education reports annually to CAEP as part of its commitment to continuous programmatic improvement. As part of this annual report, four measures are shared publicly with stakeholders. These measures and links to supporting evidence are as follows:

Accountability measures

Initial certification program

Some initial certification courses serve as data collection points Key assessments have been designed so that the related processes and products serve as evidence of candidates' professional growth in knowledge, performance, and dispositions across programs. Faculty and other stakeholders analyze collected data in ongoing fashion to improve course experiences and programs. Assessment guidelines and rubrics are available to candidates enrolled in data collection point courses at the start of the semester. 

Advanced program