The Continuous Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at its April 26-30, 2015 meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, decided to continue the NCATE accreditation of the College of Education at Towson University at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. This accreditation decision indicates that the unit and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community (2015 Accreditation Action Report). NCATE was previously recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education. NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) have consolidated and are now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Towson University was last reaccredited in 2015, and the next accreditation visit using the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards is scheduled for Fall 2023.
Nationwide, teacher education and educator preparation programs are increasingly relying upon data-based decision-making processes for program improvement. The Towson University Professional Education Unit is working with CAEP to share some elements of our aggregate candidate performances on select accountability measures.