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CAEP Accreditation Call for Third Party Comment

The Teacher Licensure Program and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the College of Education at the University of Utah are hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on January 30-February 1, 2023.


Initial Licensure in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education Call for Comment

Interested parties of the initial licensure program in Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education 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). In your correspondence, please also indicate that your comment is referencing the Initial Licensure programs of Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.

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 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 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. 

Advanced Licensure in School Leadership Call for Comment

The College of Education at the University of Utah is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on January 30-February 1, 2023. 

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). In your correspondence, please also indicate that your comment is referencing the Advanced Licensure program(s) of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.

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 that demonstrates that leadership candidates know the subject matter and can lead effectively to support student learning. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in schools.
  • 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.
Last Updated: 9/23/22