University of Southern Indiana

Accreditation and Annual Reports

The teacher preparation unit at the University of Southern Indiana has maintained nationally accreditation since 1973.   In the 2018, the unit transitioned from National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation.  National accreditation is a mark of distinction and provides recognition that educator preparation programs have met national professional standards. CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning (caepnet.org).  CAEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The national accreditation process includes two parts. Part 1 involves review of individual programs.  All initial licensure programs are approved by the Indiana Department of Education.  Additionally each licensure program is recognized a specialty professional organization as indicated in the chart below.  Part 2 of the national accreditation process involves the review of the unit (the collection of programs).  The unit reviews includes a self-study and an on-site visit. The following programs have been nationally recognized by the specialty professional association listed.

Program

Specialty Professional Association

Early Childhood Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Elementary Education

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

English Teaching

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 

History Teaching

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) 

Special Education

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 

Visual Art Education

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Title II of the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act requires institutions to report of the quality of teacher preparation.  Links to USI’s reports for the last 5 years appear below.

Traditional 

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Traditional 2013

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Traditional 2014

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Traditional 2015

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Traditional 2016

Alternative

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Alt 2013

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Alt 2014

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Alt 2015

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Alt 2016

 

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