The Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation programs. 

The 2019 review included the following programs: 

  • Intervention Specialist (Grades K-12)
  • Early Childhood Education (Pre-K - Grade 3)
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (Pre-K - Grade 3)
  • Middle Grades Educator (Grades 4-9)
  • Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7-12)
  • Art Education
  • Music Education

The next accreditation visit is scheduled for fall 2023.

CAEP is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit preparation programs for teachers and other professional school personnel. These two agencies: 

  1. Assure the public that Ashland University offers an educator preparation program that meets national standards of quality
  2. Ensure that children and youth are served by well-prepared school personnel 
  3. Advance the teaching profession through the improvement of teacher education programs 

Licensure requirements are subject to the authority of the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio law. Course and field experiences may change, subject to requirements approved by Ohio law.

Ashland University's educator preparation programs also have been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents, including all degree, licensure and endorsement programs.


Learn More About Our Candidates and Graduates

Do you want to learn more about our candidates' performance while completing their programs and after they have begun teaching or working as building principals? Go to the Educator Preparation Performance Report, a document developed by the Ohio Board of Regents.

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