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The University of South Florida College of Education is proud to be nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 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. Accreditation reviews take place every seven years.
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. 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 annually provide data on eight measures of program effectiveness:

  1. Impact on P-12 learning and development 
  2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness
  3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
  4. Satisfaction of completers
  5. Graduation Rates
  6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements
  7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared
  8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

The following 2018-19 data sets for the measures listed above are compiled from: Florida Department of Education Annual Program Performance Reports (APPRs) for each licensure program, which include data on certification exam pass rates, employment and job retention, impact on P-12 student learning (Value Added Modeling or “VAM”) and teacher evaluations for our graduates; satisfaction surveys conducted by the College of Education of our alumni and employers of our graduates; university databases.
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. 

Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements: Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) 

Impact on P-12 Student Learning; Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness; Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they prepared; Employment milestones in Annual Program Performance Report (APPR)

Satisfaction of employers and completers: Alumni and Principal/Employer Surveys

Graduation Rates 

Default Rates

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