Accreditation & Performance

The University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences, as an academic unit, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Individual departments or programs are also accredited by the accrediting agency for specific disciplines.

Accreditation Office

The Accreditation Office 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), state accountability systems, accrediting bodies (Higher Learning Commission & Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and unit initiatives.

Expand the sections below to learn more about HLC and CAEP accreditation of the unit, and the accreditations earned by our departments & programs:

Accrediting bodies

The University of Dayton has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1928. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2018. The School of Education and Health Sciences, as a unit within the University of Dayton, meets the HLC's standards.


Higher Learning Commission

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is a nonprofit and nongovernmental agency that accredits educator preparation providers. Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation must pass peer review on five rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs.

The University of Dayton received accreditation for its educator preparation programs in spring 2017 by the CAEP Accreditation Council under the CAEP initial teacher preparation standards, which are based on two principles:

  • Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators.
  • Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.

The University of Dayton departments of Counselor Education & Human Services, Educational Administration and Teacher Education all offer programs accredited by CAEP.


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

The University of Dayton Department of Physical Therapy is accredited by CAPTE.


Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs provides recognition that a 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 University of Dayton Department of Counselor Education & Human Services offers programs that are accredited by CACREP.


Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists or nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered. The didactic program in dietetics is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL  60606-6695; 800-877-1600, ext. 5400.

The University of Dayton Dietetics program (Department of Health & Sport Science) is accredited by ACEND.


Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards. The accreditation process is designed to encourage sound educational practices and innovation by programs and to stimulate continuous self-study and improvement.

The University of Dayton Department of Physician Assistant Education is accredited by ARC-PA.


Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
Educator preparation performance

Demonstrating our mission

Discover how we're setting the context and unique characteristics of educator preparation programs at the University of Dayton:

Educator preparation performance

Demonstrating our mission

Discover how we're setting the context and unique characteristics of educator preparation programs at the University of Dayton:

Ohio Educator Preparation Performance Report

The annual Educator Performance Reports for the state, institution level, and individual licensure programs are posted each year. Ohio recognizes that high-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. The system for evaluation of Ohio’s educator preparation programs was developed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, in collaboration with the leaders of both the public and private educator preparation programs in Ohio.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Annual Reporting Measures work together as indicators of performance in relation to initial and advanced educator candidates, and program completers once they are employed as an educator. These eight required measures demonstrate impact around student learning, teacher effectiveness, employer and completer satisfaction, and specific outcomes and consumer information, such as graduation, licensure, employment, and student loan default rates. These data provide important information for the benefit of consumers.

CONTACT

SEHS Accreditation Office

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2963
937-229-3323