Accreditation assures our graduates are well prepared to pursue their professional careers.

The Department of Education's teacher certification and professional development efforts are presently approved by the Michigan's Department of Education (MDE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

All Teacher Certification programs have passed—and will continue to be subject to the ongoing approval of—the Michigan Department of Education. This required approval enables us to offer programs and make recommendations resulting in state-issued certification of teachers and in the state-issued endorsement of such certified teachers in any of a number of subject areas at the elementary and secondary level.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Educator Preparation Program, which is designed to produce graduates who are knowledgeable in their content areas and their use of pedagogy with diverse learners and who are prepared to become caring and reflective professionals, is granted accreditation at the initial-licensure and advanced level by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), for a period of six years, from 2020-2026. This accreditation certifies that the program has provided evidence that it adheres to CAEP’s standards.

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CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires annual reporting measures from each teacher preparation institution to provide information to the public on program outcomes and impacts.  The following list contains the CAEP measures with links to provide the evidence for each at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)

Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3/ A.4.1)

Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4 A.4.2)

Measure 5: Graduation Rates

Measure 6:  Ability of Completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial and advanced levels)

Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information


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