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FSU’s College of Education Among 55 Educator Prep Programs Recognized for National Excellence

December 1st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Frostburg State University’s College of Education was recently granted national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The fall 2022 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council resulted in 55 educator preparation providers receiving accreditation, bringing the total to 507 providers approved under the CAEP Accreditation Standards – rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs. FSU was one of the 55 providers from 28 states and the United Arab Emirates to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs. 

CAEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all institutions focused on educator preparation. More than 600 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP Accreditation system, including some previously accredited through former standards. 

FSU passed the peer review of the CAEP standards that included the two principles: 

Solid evidence the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators 

Solid evidence 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