Niagara University’s College of Education will host an official accreditation visit by representatives of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) April 2-4, 2017.
Niagara University’s educator preparation programs in the College of Education have been nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), since 1984. NCATE has merged with another accrediting agency, and now those two organizations make up CAEP. As part of the College of Education re-accreditation process, the College of Education is seeking third-party comment on the quality of its programs.
All interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting CAEP team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the professional education programs offered by the College of Education, and should specify the party’s relationship to Niagara University’s educator preparation programs (i.e., graduate, current or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.).
The deadline to submit third-party comments is March 1, 2017, and comments must be 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, programs must prove that teacher candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom. A professional education program 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.
Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the Niagara University’s College of Education for comment prior to the CAEP visit. No anonymous testimony will be considered.
Third-party comments can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Inquires regarding the process may be sent to Dr. James Mills, CAEP Coordinator, College of Education at: email@example.com
Thank you for your support in our CAEP Accreditation process.
Dr. Chandra Foote
College of Education