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ULM School of Education receives national accreditation for educator preparation programs

Published August 2, 2018

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WASHINGTON – The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently granted 46 providers (colleges and universities) from 22 states and Puerto Rico accreditation for their educator preparation programs.

The University of Louisiana Monroe joins only 147 providers with accreditation by the CAEP Accreditation Council. ULM and the other providers were approved under the CAEP teacher preparation standards — rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation.   

Dr. Myra Lovett Interim Director of the ULM School of Education said, "The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation has granted ULM School of Education national accreditation for all of our teacher preparation programs. This is a major accomplishment and is the result of a hard-working faculty and staff dedicated to maintaining a high standard in preparing the next generation of educators."

“These providers meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said CAEP President Dr. Christopher A. Koch. “Seeking CAEP Accreditation is a significant commitment on the part of an educator preparation provider.”  

CAEP is the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. 

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (www.CAEPnet.org) advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.