Taylor Education Department Achieves National Accreditation
- Published: Jun 3, 2015 8:15AM
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has granted accreditation to Taylor University’s Education Department. The accreditation, under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, is for the next seven years. Taylor officials say NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are well-prepared to lead P-12 classrooms.
The Taylor teacher education programs met all six NCATE standards with particular strengths noted in the progress of implementing a new data system and the coordination of student teacher placements with school partners. The accreditation team noted that faculty are recognized across campus as outstanding teachers and candidates highlighted the positive mentorship by faculty members.
Taylor’s Education Department recommends approximately 70 candidates each year for teaching certification including elementary, secondary, and all-grade programs. The goal of Taylor University’s teacher education programs is to develop competent, caring and reflective teachers prepared for world service. Achieving national accreditation demonstrates that Taylor University’s graduates are achieving this goal.
Providers accredited under NCATE standards, as well as those accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles, are now served by the single specialized accreditation system for educator preparation in the United States, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). More than 900 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP accreditation system.