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Accreditation

The University of South Florida College of Education is proud to be nationally accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). In 2013 NCATE became the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Accreditation reviews take place every seven years. Accreditation is a voluntary process designed to ensure high-quality practices through a rigorous evaluation process consisting of self-evaluation, on-site accreditation evaluators and ongoing assessment.
 
In the fall of 2020, the College of Education on USF's Tampa campus underwent a continuing accreditation review by CAEP. The final accreditation decision will be made in the spring of 2021. 
 
These programs in the College of Education, which prepare teachers and other P-12 school professionals, were reviewed by CAEP in the fall of 2020, and were accredited by NCATE in 2013. These programs are also approved by the Florida Department of Education.
to confer state licensure/endorsement.
 
Additionally, the School Psychology Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, and is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists.
 
CAEP requires that accredited institutions provide data on pass rates on professional exams, graduation rates, employment, teaching effectiveness and satisfaction surveys. The following 2018-19 data sets are compiled from Florida Department of Education Annual Program Performance Reports (APPRs) for each licensure program which include data on employment, retention, measures of teaching effectiveness (Value Added Modeling or “VAM”) and teacher evaluations for our graduates, as well as satisfaction surveys conducted by the College of Education of our alumni and employers of our graduates.
 
These data reflect programs on the Tampa campus only. Following the fall 2020 consolidation of USF's three campuses into “One USF,” data in the future will be aggregated to reflect College of Education programs offered on all three campuses and will be posted when available. 


To view 2018-19 pre-consolidation data for the College of Education on the St. Petersburg campus, please visit the link below.

St. Petersburg campus Data