Teachers College, Henderson has received official notification of 7-year accreditation of its initial licensure programs by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States.
“Accreditation is an important confirmation of Henderson’s ongoing dedication and commitment to academic excellence” said Dr. Celya Taylor, dean of Teachers College, Henderson. “For parents of students in our programs, accreditation means we offer reputable degree programs that meet high expectations and national standards.”
The CAEP Standards, adopted in 2013, reflect the voice of the education field on what makes a quality teacher. CAEP accreditation ensures that there is solid evidence that a provider’s graduates are competent and caring, and that there is solid evidence a provider’s staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence to be used for continuous improvement.
“Faculty in Teachers College and the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences worked together with public school teachers and administrators to examine our programs and practices with a focus on students and student success, Taylor said. “Our faculty and students should be very proud of the work that they are doing to make a difference in Arkansas and beyond.”
Educator accreditation is a seal of approval reflecting quality in educator preparation. Accreditation ensures that educator programs prepare teachers who know their subjects, understand their students, and have valuable clinical experience that allows them to enter the classroom ready to positively impact P-12 student learning.
For more information about Teachers College, Henderson, go to hsu.edu/academics/teacherscollege.