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Accreditation, Approval & Memberships

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School of Education National Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation at Grace College

“Educator accreditation is a seal of approval that assures quality in educator preparation. Accreditation makes sure that educator programs prepare new teachers to know their subjects, their students, and have the clinical training that allows them to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively.”1

Grace College School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is recognized as an approved Educator Preparation Provider by the Indiana Department of Education and The Association of Christian Schools International.  In spring 2022, the School of Education will seek reaccreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Call for Third Party Comments

The School of Education of Grace College is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on May 15-17, 2022. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Please note that comments must 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).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.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.
  •  Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review.

Correspondence, which must be received by CAEP no later than April 30, 2022, will be submitted to the School of Education for response via CAEP’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). CAEP will not upload anonymous comments to the CAEP Site Visitors team or the School of Education.


School of Education Programs: National Recognition

The School of Education offers programs in elementary education, dual licensure in elementary education and special education, and has oversight of six secondary education programs. All programs are aligned to the teacher preparation standards of their corresponding specialty licensure areas and are reviewed by their affiliated Specialized Professional Associations or through a state-review process.  As a result of program review, the School of Education has achieved National Recognition or National Recognition with Conditions status through the following Specialized Professional Associations.

Education National Accreditation