Accreditation & Performance
The Office of Accreditation serves as the School of Education and Health Science's coordination point for data collection, analysis and reporting required by federal regulations (e.g., Title II), accrediting bodies (e.g., NCATE, North Central) and unit initiatives.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation and to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.
North Central Association
The University of Dayton has been accredited by the North Central Association since 1928. The most recent re-accreditation was received in 2008. The SOEAP, as a unit within the University of Dayton, meets the North Central Association standards.
Educator Preparation Performance Report
Per the Ohio Board of Regents website, Ohio recognizes that high-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. The identification of metrics and the report format were developed in collaboration with representatives from the 13 public and 38 private educator preparation institutions in Ohio, state agencies, and organizations. The Board of Regents works with the Ohio Department of Education and higher education institutions to collect data as represented in the attached 2013 report.
This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.
Title II reporting began with the 1999-2000 cohort of graduates seeking teaching licenses. Reporting is done annually. Annual reports are published in April for the previous year. For more information, please contact our office at 937-229-3146.
Counselor Education & Human Services
Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and by theOhio Department of Education
NASP is the premier source of knowledge, professional development, and resources, empowering school psychologists to ensure that all children and youth attain optimal learning and mental health.
Approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and by the Ohio Department of Education
CACREP provides recognition that your program has been evaluated and meets or exceeds national standards, ensures that graduates have met prerequisites for credentialing and are ready for entry into professional practice, and focuses on professional counseling, not psychology, education or other helping professions
CACREP provides recognition that your program has been evaluated and meets or exceeds national standards, ensures that graduates have met prerequisites for credentialing and are ready for entry into professional practice, and focuses on professional counseling, not psychology, education or other helping professions.
The Department of Educational Leadership (EDA) is a part of the wider community of educational and professional organizations. As a part of the University of Dayton, we comply with the standards of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA). As a community partner within the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), we value and support research, aspire to professional excellence, and advocate for improved schools. As a constituent with The Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), we have aligned our programs with the high standards of this council as part of our membership in the National Council for Accrediting Teacher Education (NCATE).