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CAEP is the sole nationally-recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. Institutions seeking accreditation must pass peer review on five standards, which are based on two principles: (1) Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and (2) Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.
“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.”
The following Initial-Licensure Level programs at Ohio Northern University have been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and accredited by CAEP. Note: These programs are guaranteed to meet Ohio licensure requirements, and candidates interested in being licensed in another state need to work with that state’s office and the faculty to determine eligibility for the other state.
- Early Childhood Education
- Middle Childhood Education (Four concentration areas)
- Adolescence to Young Adult Education (7-12): Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Science, Life Sciences, Physical Science (Chemistry), Physical Science (Physics), Physical Science (Chemistry and Physics)
- Multi-Age Education (PK-12): Music, Visual Arts, Spanish
- Career Technical (4-12): Technology Education
CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) has eight annual reporting measures which are used to provide information to the public on program impact and outcome measures.
“High-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. To continuously improve the quality of educator preparation programs in Ohio, Ohio Revised Code 3333.048 requires the Chancellor of Higher Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish and publish metrics for institutions of higher education that prepare educators and other school personnel.” (Ohio Department of Higher Education).