CAEP Solicitation for Third-Party Comments

Accreditation

In 2015, the School of Education received full, continued accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now called the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The next accreditation visit will use the CAEP Standards and is scheduled for Spring 2023.

Call for Third-Party Comments

The School of Education at Azusa Pacific University is hosting a virtual accreditation visit by CAEP from February 12-15, 2023. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. 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 (e.g., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written comments by December 31, 2022, to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to [email protected].

Such comments must be provided to CAEP and focus on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards for excellence, which expect that:

  • 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 is involved in ongoing planning and evaluation: engage 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 address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the institution (e.g., 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.

Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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