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.
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:
- Assure the public that Ashland University offers an educator preparation program that meets national standards of quality
- Ensure that children and youth are served by well-prepared school personnel
- 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 Department of Higher Education, including all degree, licensure and endorsement programs.
Call for Third-Party Comments
Ashland University Schar College of Education has held Accreditation by the Council of Educator Preparation (formerly, The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, “NCATE”) since 1973.
The Educator Preparation Programs at Ashland University are hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from February 26 through February 28, 2024. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation 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:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Such comments must be by January 15, 2024 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.
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.