School of Education and Health Sciences 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.

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 SEHS, as a unit within the University of Dayton, meets the North Central Association standards.

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)

CAEP is a nonprofit and nongovernmental agency that accredits educator preparation providers (EPPs). It was created with the October 2010 adoption of a motion to consolidate the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) by the boards of the two organizations. CAEP became operational on July 1, 2013.

Click on the links below to learn more about accreditation for the following departments:

Teacher Education accreditation
Counselor Education & Human Services accreditation
Educational Leadership accreditation

Demonstrating our mission

The mission of the School of Education and Health Sciences is "building learning communities through critical reflection" to develop scholar practitioners who embrace diversity for the promotion of social justice. View the video below (created for the 2016 CAEP on-site accreditation visit) to see how we demonstrate this mission by setting the context and unique characteristics of educator preparation programs at UD:

Educator Preparation Performance Report

Per the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 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 2016 Institutional Report.

Teacher Education

NCATE

This accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 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 of the Higher Education Act

Title II reporting began with the 1999-2000 cohort of graduates seeking teaching licenses. The Title II reports of teacher preparation data are published annually in April for the previous year by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, please contact the Office of Accreditation at 937-229-3146.

Counselor Education & Human Services

Self-study survey results identify four areas to strengthen our program

School Psychology

Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and by the Ohio 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.

School Counseling

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

Community Counseling

Approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

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.

Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership 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).

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