The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)which is the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). CAEP will ensure that educator preparation providers (EPPs) prepare and graduate future teachers who know the content of the subject(s) they will teach, know how to teach that content effectively to students from diverse groups, and demonstrate their positive impact on P-12 student learning in diverse school settings. CAEP will ensure that other school professionals have the knowledge and skills to support the academic and social development of all students. CAEP will ensure that EPPs collect, analyze and use evidence of candidate learning to improve the preparation program. CAEP will ensure that EPPs have the capacity, resources and practices to support candidate learning. These Standards for Educator Preparation serve as a framework for the standards, processes, and procedures of each Commission in CAEP.
In addition to NCATE (now CAEP) accreditation, the MSED in School Counselor Education is CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited. Both the MSED and EdS programs are approved by the GaPSC (Georgia Professional Standards Commission) to prepare students for the S-5 and S-6 certificates, respectively, in School Counseling
- Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions for effective work in schools
- Data drive decisions about candidates and programs
- Resources and practices support candidate learning