The College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University is
hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
(CAEP) on September 12-14, 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party
comments to the evaluation team. Please note that comments must address substantive
matters related to the quality of 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 testimony to:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: email@example.com
Such comments must be within the specified period and 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.