The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has granted accreditation to Chaminade University’s teacher preparation programs that lead to state licensure. The accreditation was given with no weaknesses or stipulations for a period of seven years, the maximum allotted time possible.

CAEP accredited program areas, levels and specialties include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with K-6 Licensure
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education 7-12
    • With Licensure in Math
    • With Licensure in English
    • With Licensure in Social Studies
    • With Licensure in Science
  • Master of Art in Teaching in Early Childhood Education PK-K
  •  Master of Art in Teaching in Early Childhood Education PK-3
  • Master of Art in Teaching in Elementary Education K-6
  • Master of Art in Teaching in Secondary Education 7-12
    • With Licensure in Math
    • With Licensure in English
    • With Licensure in Social Studies
    • With Licensure in Science
  • Master of Art in Teaching in Special Education K-12

According to CAEP, the justification for the accreditation decision was based on the convincing evidence of the quality of learning for candidates pursuing degrees in these programs. The effective operation of a quality control system was also noted. In addition, faculty had documented candidate growth and accomplishment with a variety of measures and were attentive to consistency in performance.

The accreditation is effective through the year 2023. The next site visit will be in spring 2023 for the purpose of auditing the division’s next inquiry brief, which should establish fulfillment of the CAEP standards.

Providers accredited under TEAC Quality Principles, as well as those accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, are now served by the single specialized accreditation system for educator preparation in the United States, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). More than 900 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP accreditation system.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (www.CAEPnet.org) advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

 

The mission of the Education Division is closely aligned to and flows from Chaminade University’s mission. The mission of the Education Division is to foster the development of teachers and leaders in education through programs based in the liberal arts tradition, Catholic Marianist values, current research, best practice, and state and professional standards. The graduate programs prepare professionals to assume a leadership role in education by advancing their educational training and expertise.