Malone's teacher education preparation program recognized for national excellence

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Malone University one of 43 institutions nationwide recognized for national excellence in educator preparation

Malone University was one of only 43 institutions nationwide recognized for national excellence in educator preparation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) last semester. 

“These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said CAEP President Dr. Christopher A. Koch. “Seeking CAEP Accreditation is a significant commitment on the part of an educator preparation provider.”

CAEP is the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. It is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all institutions focused on educator preparation. Currently, more than 800 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP Accreditation system, including many previously accredited through former standards.

"I am very proud of the high quality programs Malone offers in teacher education, and gratified that our programs have been recognized nationally by our accreditor," said Provost D. Nathan Phinney.

Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation 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.

"These providers should be very proud of the work they are doing. The profession has set a high bar with the CAEP Standards, and earning CAEP Accreditation validates the work educator preparation providers are doing to meet those standards,” said Dr. Kim Walters-Parker, Chair of CAEP’s Accreditation Council and high school teacher in Versailles, Ky. 

The only other Ohio universities on this list are Franciscan University of Steubenville and Youngstown State University. See the entire list at: