In 1997, all College of Education teacher preparation programs were approved by the Florida Department of Education and have been reapproved every five years. In March 2012 the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) reviewed our programs, and awarded accreditation for initial teacher preparation and advanced educational programs. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The College of Education is a CAEP accredited institution.
In 2019, our programs were reviewed by CAEP and awarded accreditation through the 2025-2026 academic year. CAEP accredited programs include are the six majors in the Florida State approved Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) program; Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Secondary Math Education, Secondary Social Science Education, and Secondary Biology Education. In addition, our state approved Educator Preparation Institution (EPI), locally called the Teacher Immersion Program (TIP) was also reviewed and accredited by CAEP.
Through CAEP accreditation, the College of Education seeks to foster a model of continuous improvement and advance innovative practices. The mission of CAEP is to advance excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
Our stellar education faculty, programs and school partnerships, our emphasis on rigorous entrance requirements, small classes, field experiences across urban, suburban, and rural schools, as well as assessments linked to best practices all contribute to making the College of Education distinct. We are committed to preparing highly qualified candidates who are competent to serve in diverse communities.
The College of Education has enjoyed a long and rich history of preparing high-quality teaching professionals. To learn more about CAEP, visit http://www.caepnet.org.
- Conceptual Framework (PDF)
- Historic Overview of the Conceptual Framework Development (PDF)
- Candidate Proficiencies Aligned to University Goals and Outcomes (PDF)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)
Annual Report for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation:
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