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Seton Hall Recognized for National Excellence in Educator Preparation by CAEP

Kelsey Kaelin PanicoThe Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has announced that the University’s College of Human Development, Culture, and Media successfully completed another seven-year accreditation review for its educator preparation program. The Spring 2024 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council accredited 37 educator preparation providers, bringing the total to 559 across 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. These providers were approved under the CAEP Accreditation Standards – rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs.

"These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate," said CAEP President Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D. "Seeking CAEP Accreditation is a significant commitment on the part of an educator preparation provider."

CAEP is a nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation and accredits providers at the initial and advanced levels. Accreditation is a non-governmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all institutions focused on educator preparation.

Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation must pass peer review of the CAEP standards, which are based on two principles:

  1. Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and
  2. Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.

Sierra Dunn"Our students and faculty members should be very proud of the work they are doing. We’ve set a very high bar for our academic programs and CAEP Accreditation is a well deserved recognition," said Associate Dean of College Effectiveness Amy Kline, Ed.D.

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

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