University of Southern Indiana

Accreditation and Annual Reports

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Since 1973, the teacher preparation unit at the University of Southern Indiana has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  This accreditation covers all initial licensure programs and graduate programs in education.  National accreditation is a mark of distinction and provides recognition that educator preparation programs have met national professional standards. 

In 2014 a new accrediting body, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  The University of Southern Indiana is currently transitioning to CAEP accreditation.  CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning (caepnet.org).

The national accreditation process includes two parts. Part 1 involves review of individual programs.  All initial licensure programs are approved by the Indiana Department of Education.  Additionally each licensure program is recognized a specialty professional organization as indicated in the chart below.  Part 2 of the national accreditation process involves the review of the unit (the collection of programs).  The unit reviews includes a self-study and an on-site visit. 

Program

Specialty Professional Association

Early Childhood Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Elementary Education

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

English Teaching

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 

French, German, Spanish Studies Teaching

American Council on the Teaching of a Foreign Language (ACTFL)

History Teaching

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) 

Mathematics Teaching

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 

Science Teaching:  Earth/Space Science, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Physical Science, Physics

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Special Education

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 

Visual Art Education

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Title II of the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act requires institutions to report of the quality of teacher preparation.  Links to USI’s reports for the last 5 years appear below.

Traditional 

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Traditional 2013

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Traditional 2014

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Traditional 2015

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Traditional 2016

Alternative

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Alt 2013

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Alt 2014

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Alt 2015

Click the link for the: Title II Report Card Alt 2016

 

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