The Henry F. McCabe Family School of Education at OBU is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), November 12-14, 2023.
The School of Education invites comments from stakeholders regarding the teacher education program. 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, school partner, etc.).
Members of the community are invited to submit written testimony to: CAEP; 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400; Washington, DC; 20036; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments must be received at CAEP by Oct. 1, 2023.
Comments should be based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that: 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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, etc.).
Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.