Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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Accreditation is your assurance that academic programs meet the highest professional standards. Cal U's education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

CAEP is the accrediting body for all educator preparation programs. It has eight annual reporting measures that provide information to all stakeholders regarding key aspects of Program Impact and Program Outcomes.

Below is a list of each of the eight measures with links to supporting documentation.

Program Impact

Measure One: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development
Employer and graduate interviews: Relevant interview data regarding employer and graduate perspectives on the impact Cal U graduates have on the learning and development of the P-12 learners in their classrooms.

Measure Two: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness
Employer and graduate interviews: Relevant interview data regarding employer and graduate perspectives on the teaching effectiveness of Cal U graduates.

Measure Three: Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones
Employer interviews: Interview data from employers regarding their satisfaction with teachers and other education experts who graduate from Cal U.

Measure Four: Satisfaction of Completers
Completer interviews: Interview data from Cal U graduates regarding their satisfaction with teachers and other education experts who graduate from California University.

Program Outcomes 

Measure Five: Graduation Rates
Graduation rates: Completion rates for both initial certification and advanced certification students.

Measure Six: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing (Certification) and Any Additional State Requirements; Title II
In alignment with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s certification testing matrix, 100% of the completers of both initial certification programs and advanced certification programs have the ability to meet and have met licensing (certification) for the licensure or endorsement for which they prepared.

Measure Seven: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared
All completers of both initial certification programs and advanced certification programs met licensing (certification) for the licensure or endorsement for which they prepared. Additionally, all completers of both initial certification programs and advanced certification programs met all requirements for graduation. Therefore, 100% of both initial certification programs and advanced certification programs have the ability to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared.

Measure Eight: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information
Default rates: Information provided by the Office of Federal Student Aid.

Consumer information: Information for consumers.