TEAC-CAEP Accreditation

Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) / Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

It is important that programs leading to degrees and Teacher Education in grades PK-12 meet state and national standards of quality in academic learning and performance. To meet this goal, all Teacher Education programs at Case Western Reserve University are approved by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Additionally, all Teacher Education programs at CWRU are nationally accredited by TEAC and the teacher education programs offered through the Music Department are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

As required by Ohio law, national accreditation occurs every seven years.  CWRU is currently engaged in the national accreditation process with CAEP that will conclude with the 2021-2022 year.

As part of the national accreditation process, CWRU teacher programs leading to licensure must comply with CAEP’s five standards:

Standard 1. Content and Pedagogical Knowledge

The provider ensures that candidates develop a deep understanding of the critical concepts and principles of their discipline and, by completion, are able to use discipline-specific practices flexibly to advance the learning of all students toward attainment of college- and career-readiness standards

Standard 2. Clinical Partnerships and Practice

The provider ensures that effective partnerships and high-quality clinical practice are central to preparation so that candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to demonstrate positive impact on all P-12 students’ learning and development.

Standard 3. Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity

The provider demonstrates that the quality of candidates is a continuing and purposeful part of its responsibility from recruitment, at admission, through the progression of courses and clinical experiences, and to decisions that completers are prepared to teach effectively and are recommended for certification. The provider demonstrates that the development of candidate quality is the goal of educator preparation in all phases of the program. This process is ultimately determined by a program’s meeting of Standard 4.

Standard 4. Program Impact

The provider demonstrates the impact of its completers on P-12 student learning and development, classroom instruction, and schools, and the satisfaction of its completers with the relevance and effectiveness of their preparation.

 

Standard 5. Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement

The provider maintains a quality assurance system comprised of valid data from multiple measures, including evidence of candidates’ and completers’ positive impact on P-12 student learning and development. The provider supports continuous improvement that is sustained and evidence-based, and that evaluates the effectiveness of its completers. The provider uses the results of inquiry and data collection to establish priorities, enhance program elements and capacity, and test innovations to improve completers’ impact on P-12 student learning and development.

Current Status

The Case Western Reserve University Teacher Education Programs in Visual Arts and Music at Case Western Reserve University are awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation(CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2015 to April 2022. The Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) programs are included in the current CAEP review for national accreditation.  All Teacher Education Programs, including the AYA programs, are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education

With sincere appreciation, we thank our faculty, students, alumni, P-12 colleagues, and friends for supporting and contributing to our programs in the teacher education unit.

In addition to recognizing the outstanding quality of our programs and students, TEAC/CAEP commended our distinctive, longstanding relationships with the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

CAEP ANNUAL REPORTING

  • Impact on P-12 learning & development
  • To determine completer impact on P-12 learning and development.
  • we used multiple measures. Several measures were embedded in a case study. These included completer reporting of learner growth measures as reported by their school and/or district, employer survey, and individual scores/grades provided by the completer. With Co-Vid restrictions and interruptions to schooling, no data were available regarding completer impact on P-12 learning.
  • Indicators of teaching effectiveness
  • Employer survey data was the only measure available for the 2019-2020 year assessing completer teaching effectiveness. Completer effectiveness was scored 3.28/4.00 with 4.00 indicating the most positive.
  • Satisfaction of employers & employment milestones
  • Employer survey data was the only measure available for the 2019-2020 year assessing completer teaching effectiveness. Completer effectiveness was scored 3.28/4.00 with 4.00 indicating the most positive.
  • All completers are currently employed in the teaching field for which they were prepared.
  • Satisfaction of completers
  • Multiple measures are used to ascertain completer satisfaction. These include an Exit Survey and an Entry-Year Survey for those employed as teachers and a Transition to Teaching Survey. Cumulative and combined scores for the exit and entry-year surveys result in an average score of 3.77/4.0, with 4.0 indicating strong agreement with exceptional program preparation. The average response scores for the Transition to Teaching Survey, indicating the degree of successful preparation provided by the program, was 3.55/4.0.
  • Graduation rates
  • CWRU teacher licensure graduation rate is 100%.
  • Ability of completers to meet licensing requirements
  • 100% of teacher candidates met the licensing requirements for the 2019-2020 year.
  • Ability of completers to be hired in licensure areas of preparation
  • 100% of completers were hired in the licensure area of preparation for the 2019-2020 year.
  • Student loan default rates
  • CWRU as a University has a default rate of 1.7% as of 2017. This is the latest data available.