School of Education Achieves Continued National Accreditation

| May 22, 2014

The School of Education has been informed that the Continuous Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at its May 5-7, meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, decided to continue the NCATE accreditation of the School of Education at Webster University at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. As noted in a letter from Jim Cibulka, President of CAEP, this accreditation decision indicates that the unit and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. The Commission also made a distinct decision to recognize that the educator preparation provider is at target at the initial teacher preparation level and moving toward target at the advanced preparation level on Standard 3, which focuses on field experiences. Target level indicates the highest level of performance identified by NCATE.

This decision was based on a self-study that was in the making for two years and an accreditation visit by an NCATE Board of Examiners team to Webster in late November 2013. The next accreditation visit is schedule for Fall 2020. A seven year cycle for review is the optimum outcome possible.

The faculty, staff, and students of the School of Education thank all of our partners in the schools and colleges within Webster University as well as our outstanding adjunct faculty and P-12 colleagues who collaborate with us to ensure that national and state standards are met and documented for all our programs. Their involvement in the design, delivery, assessment and analysis of learning outcomes enables us to continuously improve programs. Thanks also to the President and Provost for their ongoing support and emphasis on excellence.

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