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Accreditation

The USF 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). The College of Education will undergo an accreditation review under the new CAEP standards in spring 2020. 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.

CAEP requires that accredited institutions provide data on pass rates on professional exams, graduation rates, employment, teaching effectiveness and satisfaction surveys. To view the 2016 Title II Reports, visit the U.S. Department of Education Title II website


The College of Education at the University of South Florida is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on March 22-24, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org 

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, providers must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

 

Each year the Florida Department of Education issues an Annual Program Performance Report (APPR) for each licensure program. The reports include data on employment, retention, measures of teaching effectiveness and teacher evaluations for our graduates. To view the APPRs for each USF College of Education licensure program, go to Annual Program Performance Reports and select University of South Florida and the program year from the drop down menus.

The USF Post Graduation Outcomes Hub provides additional information regarding earnings and employment. 


Accredited Programs 

The School Psychology Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, and is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Approved Programs

Approved Teacher Education Programs: Educator Preparation Programs in the College of Education are approved by the Florida Department of Education.