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Accreditation Info

Accreditation info, Dept. of Teacher Education

The University of Dayton's educator preparation programs (which includes the Department of Teacher Education) are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the sole accrediting body for educator preparation and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

The most recent accreditation was awarded in Spring 2017 by the CAEP Accreditation Council under the CAEP teacher preparation standards — rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs. This accreditation period is from Spring 2017 to Spring 2024.

Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation from CAEP must pass peer review on five 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.

Educator Preparation Performance Report (State of Ohio)

Per the Ohio Board of Regents, the State of Ohio recognizes that high-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. The identification of metrics and the report format have been developed in collaboration with representatives from the 13 public and 38 private educator preparation institutions in Ohio, state agencies, and organizations.

Annual reports of the Educator Preparation Metrics system provide a comprehensive summary of the performance of the teachers and principals each program produces and the program’s overall service to primary and secondary education in Ohio. Read the 2016 UD Institutional Report (pdf) >>

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 each April for the previous year by the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, contact the School of Education and Health Sciences Accreditation Office.


Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966