Accreditation & Assessment

Program Accreditations

 

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
The School of Education at Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), www.caep.org. This accreditation covers Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Mathematics and Science, Special Education-General Curriculum, Counselor Education, and Educational Leadership. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes.
Georgia Professional Standard Commission (GAPSC)
The Educator Preparation Programs: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Secondary Mathematics and Science, Special Education-General Curriculum, Counselor Education, and Educational Leadership are GAPSC Approved.

 The Department of Counselor Education programs are accredited by:  

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following School of Education’s programs in the Department of Counselor Education at Clark Atlanta University: Community Education (M.A.) and School Counseling (M.A.)

 Recent student data profile and results of assessments for the counseling programs can be found under Program Evaluation and Data in the Department of Counselor Education   section.

   EPP Annual Reporting Measures

2020-CAEP-EPP-Annual-Reporting-Measures

2019 CAEP EPP Annual Reporting Measures

2018 CAEP EPP Annual Reporting Measures

 

 

The School of Education at Clark Atlanta University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 8-10, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site 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:

CAEP

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org

Such comments must be submitted no later than September 27, 2020 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. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

 

The Council on Accreditation of Educational Programs (CAEP) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) require all degree programs to measure and report student learning outcomes. The School of Education at Clark Atlanta University has established a Quality Assurance System that includes six key assessments in the initial programs and four key assessments in the advanced programs. Results are reported annually in IMPROVE, which is the assessment management system used by the university.  In addition, feedback on the programs is collected regularly from cooperating teachers, site supervisors, graduating students, alumni, employers, SOE Advisory Board members and other P-12 partners.