CAEP Call for Public Comments
CAEP is the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CAEP is responsible for the oversight on accredited programs, and ensures the proper educator standards are fully implemented for its accredited licensure programs. CAEP accreditation is widely considered as the top educator-specific accreditation in the nation. The School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University complies with all CAEP standards across programs at the initial and advanced levels.
The School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 18, 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site 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).
The following solicitation for Third Party Comments has been sent to current faculty, current candidates, and local superintendents and division representatives:
We invite you to submit written testimony to:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments must be received by March 5, 2021, and be based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize the following:
- 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 all PreK-12 students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in a PreK-12 classroom or school setting.
- 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, 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.
Joan Johnson, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Accreditation and Licensure
Virginia Commonwealth University
Phone: (804) 828-3382 (Dean’s Office)