Society is constantly changing and what is known about best practices in education is continuously expanding along with it. In the NDSU School of Education, we strive to be aware of these changes and adjust our academic programs to prepare graduates who are ready to effectively meet the needs of diverse learners, whether that be in formal, non-formal, or informal educational and counseling settings. The School of Education faculty strive to provide exemplary preparation and continuous development of educational and counseling professionals who will employ best practices, shared leadership, responsiveness within a dynamic world, respect for all, high expectations for self and others, and reflection for continuous improvement.
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) School of Education will be hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 14-16, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team no later than March 3, 2019.
We invite you to submit written testimony to:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:
- 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.
- 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.
Please note that all comments are expected to 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). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the NDSU School of Education for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.