Troy University receives accreditation for educator preparation programs

TROY was one of 35 providers from 22 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to received the accreditation during the spring 2024 review.

TROY was one of 35 providers from 22 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to received the accreditation during the spring 2024 review.

Troy University has received accreditation for its educator preparation programs in the College of Education by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

“Troy University continues to be recognized as a leader in teacher education,” said Dr. Fred Figliano, Dean of the College of Education. “This accreditation reflects the outstanding efforts and dedication of our faculty. I want to thank Drs. Joe Johnson, Tonya Conner, and Shirley Farrell for their leadership in making this possible.”

TROY is one of 35 providers from 22 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to receive accreditation for its educator preparation programs from the Spring 2024 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council. In all, 471 educational providers are approved under the CAEP Accreditation standards — rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs. TROY was accredited at the Advanced and Initial-Licensure levels by the organization.

“This accreditation is the result of tremendous collaboration between Troy faculty and staff, our students, our graduates, and our K-12 school system partners,” said Dr. Joe Johnson, Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. “We appreciate everyone who participated in and contributed to the process, and we are proud that these efforts produced a very positive outcome from our intensive accreditation review.”

CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. It is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all institutions focused on educator preparation.

Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation must pass peer review of the CAEP standards, which are based on two principles: Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.

“These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said CAEP President Dr. Christopher A. Koch. “Seeking CAEP Accreditation is a significant commitment on the part of an educator preparation provider.”

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