Accreditation Feedback Solicitation

    March, 2016

    The School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) at the University of Dayton is scheduled for a September 2016 continuing accreditation review by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for continuing accreditation.

    Both CAEP and the University of Dayton recognize graduates, parents, schools, UD faculty and staff, candidates, cooperating teachers and/or mentors, employers and key community stakeholders have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel. We value your perspectives on the quality of our programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel and personally invite you to submit written testimony regarding the School of Education and Health Sciences to:

    Site Visitors
    1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036

    Or by email to

    Please address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered at the University of Dayton.  In your comments, please specify your relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., candidate, graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

    We are hopeful that in your comments you will be able to address the quality of our SEHS students and their knowledge of subject matter, their ability to connect theory to practice, as well as their ability to teach effectively so that all students in P – 12 classrooms can learn.  It would also be appropriate for you to discuss the quality of our faculty and programs as it relates to their use of the state-of-the-art as well as College and Career Readiness knowledge, practice, and technologies.

    Please know that copies of all correspondence received by CAEP will be sent to the University of Dayton for comment prior to our September review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

    Letters of comment should be received at the above address no later than Wednesday August 17, 2016.  Thank you in advance for your consideration. The information that follows may be of additional interest and provide context for you.

    • 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, units must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
    • A professional education unit 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 is involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.