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College of Education Accreditation

Candidates, faculty, staff, and administrators in the professional education unit at Alabama State University are proud to be recognized through accreditations by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). The cornerstone of any quality higher education institution is its ability to receive and maintain national and state accreditation through its respected agencies.

 

SACSCOC

Alabama State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate level degrees.

 

ALSDE

Alabama State University Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). For a listing of State Approved programs please click to following link: Alabama State University Approved Programs (12/17/2020)

 

CAEP and State Accreditation

The College of Education’s accreditation was reaffirmed through a joint visit by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) during its 2015 onsite visit. Although the merger between NCATE and TEAC had already begun, institutions of higher education had a choice to continue with a legacy NCATE visit or the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) visit.  Alabama State University chose the legacy NCATE visit and was successfully reaffirmed. Since that time, ASU has submitted annual reports each year to CAEP. Recently, ASU submitted Continuous Improvement in Educator Preparation (CIEP) documents to the ALSDE for each of its programs. 

COE Announces CAEP Onsite Visit

 

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CAEP Homepage

 

CACREP Accreditation

The School Counseling and Clinical and Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The last accreditation visit was in 2013 when ASU achieved full accreditation for seven years. The self-study was submitted in January 2020, and the onsite visit is scheduled for Fall 2020.

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CACREP Homepage

 

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures 

CAEP requires every Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) to report and prominently display data on its website relating to eight Annual Reporting Measures established by CAEP.

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development (Component 4.1)

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness (Component 4.2)

Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers (Components 4.3 & A.4.1)

Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers (Components 4.4 & A.4.2)

Measure 5: Graduation Rates (Initial and Advanced)

Measure 6: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Certification and Any Additional State Requirements; Title 2 (Initial and Advanced)

Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared (Initial and Advanced)

Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information (Initial and Advanced)

 

State Standards

Alabama Academic Standards

Alabama Educator Preparation Program Standards

Alabama Program-Specific Standards

Alabama Standards for ALTA Certification Programs

Alabama Standards for Advanced Certification Programs

Other Program Specific Standards

 

National Standards

CAEP Standards for Initial Programs

CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs

 

Alabama State University Quality Assurance

Assurance Guarantee Alabama State University’s College of Education guarantees the success of candidates who graduate from the COE, receive initial professional certification through the college, and are employed within their area(s) of specialization. The College of Education will provide remediation at no cost to a candidate who was recommended for certification and whose job performance within two years after program completion is deemed unsatisfactory based on performance evaluations established by the Alabama State Board of Education. Proviso: This assurance guarantee does not apply to circumstances caused by out-of-field assignment, number of unreasonable preparations, improper class size loads, fluctuating teacher status, or other measures that are inappropriate for beginning teachers.