Minnesota State University Moorhead’s College of Education and Human Services has earned reaccreditation at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels from the Selected Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Reaccreditation affirms MSUM’s exceptional teaching and stellar student achievement by meeting rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. The MSUM Teacher Education program has been continually accredited since 1955.
“I’m proud of the fact that both our undergraduate and advanced programs have been reaccredited by CAEP—the gold standard for teacher preparation programs,” said Boyd Bradbury, interim dean of the College of education and Human Services. “Reaccreditation does not happen by accident, which means all of the credit for this accomplishment resides with the faculty, staff, and CAEP coordinator. As a result of the collective effort of those folks, we can continue to offer a first-class teacher preparation program for students.”
MSUM offers 21 initial licensure programs and seven graduate licensure options. Programs are offered in early childhood, elementary, special education as well as secondary/K-12 content areas. MSU Moorhead recommends approximately 200 candidates for Minnesota licensure each year. Currently there are 283 candidates enrolled in advanced programs in education.
CAEP assures quality of educator preparation and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. Schools participating in the CAEP accreditation process develop valid, reliable, actionable lines of evidence that meet CAEP standards with engagement in continuous improvement in partnership with local schools and other stakeholders. CAEP accreditation requires scrutiny of each individual licensure or certificate program, assurance of the quality of the data relied upon in the self-study and focus on program completers’ teaching effectiveness.
For more information about MSUM teacher education, visit the School of Teaching and Learning, mnstate.edu/education/
CAEP stands on a strong foundation and rich history of accreditation in teacher and educator preparation. CAEP seeks to increase the value of accreditation and to increase participation, building on the decades of institutional knowledge of education’s previous accreditors. (http://caepnet.org)