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Call for comment

The Lyon College Teacher Education Program will host an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 2-4.

Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party's relationship to the EPP (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.).

We invite you to submit written testimony to the following address:

Site Visitors
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by e-mail to: callforcomments@caepnet.org

Letters of comment should be received no later than March 1, 2017, and should be based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence. These standards of excellence recognize the following:

  • 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, units must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education unit 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.
  • Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the college for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.
Posted by Alexandra Patrono-Smith at 2:57 PM