CAEP

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Northern Arizona University is proud to be the first and remains the only institution of higher education in Arizona to attain national accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (now CAEP).

NAU offers nationally recognized professional education programs for teacher certification at the early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels, as well as in special education.  NAU also offers advanced teacher education programs along with nationally recognized or accredited certification programs for principals, superintendents, school counselors, school psychologists, and school speech pathologists.   

Northern Arizona University partners with CAEP and Specialized Professional Associations to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. CAEP’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. Our education faculty members believe every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.

For more information regarding CAEP, visit caepnet.org 

 

CAEP Accreditation: Call for Third Party Comment

Northern Arizona University Professional Education Programs are hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on March 5-7, 2017. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting 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 EPP (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

Site Visitors
CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by e-mail 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 that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, units must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education unit 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, and 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. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Letters of comment should be received no later than January 5, 2017.