CAEP Acreditation

Departamento Educación y Estudios Humanísticos

Introduction

Accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is a mark of distinction and provides recognition that the College of Education has met national professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other educators. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) merged with CAEP in September 2014. The NCATE- and TEAC- accredited educator preparation providers (EPPs) are CAEP-eligible until such time as the CAEP accreditation review process is completed. Under CAEP performance-based accreditation system, institutions must provide verification of proficient teacher candidate performance. Studies indicate that student achievement increases when teachers are fully prepared as well as licensed. 

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus (IAUPR) Department of Education and Humanistic Teacher Preparation programs were accredited by TEAC in 2015.  Today is one of 20 CAEP/NCATE/TEAC EPPs accredited programs in P.R. (Source:  Accredited Provider & Recognized Program Search – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (caepnet.org).

The mission at the Department of Education and Humanistic Studies at our Campus is to is to be a leader across Puerto Rico in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society. IAUPR’s The Teacher Education Program (TEP) at the Aguadilla Campus is comprised of two levels: initial and advanced. The TEP offers 10 B.A. degrees in Education at the initial level (accredited by TEAC), and three graduate programs at the advanced levels.

Programs at the initial level (accredited by TEAC) – The TEP offers the following B.A. degrees in education: (1) Secondary Education in Spanish, (2) Secondary Education in the Teaching of English as a Second Language, (3) Teaching of Physical Education at the Secondary Level, (4), Teaching of Physical Education at the Elementary Level, (5) Teaching of English as a Second Language at the Elementary Level, (6) Elementary Education in Special Education, (7) Teaching at the Elementary Primary Level K-3, (8) Teaching at the Elementary Primary Level 4-6, (9) Teaching Biology at the Secondary Level, and (10) Childhood Preschool Level.

Programs at the Advanced level – The advanced level courses are (1) Teaching at the Elementary Level, (2) Educational Management and Leadership, and (3) Bilingual Education.

CAEP Standards

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CAEP Impact and Outcome Measures

The Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus provides impact and outcome indicators based on the eight annual measures designated by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). These measures allow the EPP to provide information to the general public about EPP program outcomes and EPP candidates’ and program completers’ impact on P-12 learning. All Assessment instruments are validated and aligned with CAEP and/or InTasc standards. Below are the eight CAEP measures that provide additional supporting evidence:

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