CAEP Accreditation: Call for Third Party Comments
The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council
for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on March 29-31, 2020. Interested
parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that
comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the 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 comments to:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to:
Such comments must be submitted by February 14, 2020 and be 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. No anonymous testimony will be considered.
Thank you in advance for your participation.