The School of Education and Human Development at Malone University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The mission of CAEP is to advance excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
The following programs are nationally recognized by the specialized professional associations noted in parenthesis:
- Early Childhood Education (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
- Health Education (American Association for Health Educators)
- Integrated Language Arts (National Council of Teachers of English)
- Integrated Social Studies (National Council for the Social Studies)
- Middle Childhood Education (Association of Middle Level Education)
- Physical Education (National Association for Sport and Physical Education)
- Administrative Specialist: Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (Educational Leadership Constituents Council
This accreditation covers both initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
The Counseling and Human Development Department is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through March 2020. This accreditation decision was made in January 2012 following the completion of an intensive self-study and a site visit by a team of counselor education professionals from other institutions. This team evaluated our programs for quality, consistency, and rigor in meeting CACREP standards.
Malone University believes the accreditation process helped strengthen its vibrant Clinical and School Counseling programs through meeting these nationally recognized standards. See Programs Outcome Data.