Wayne State University



The Initial Certification program in the College of Education (COE) is seeking accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as required by the State of Michigan. This summary will provide an overview of the CAEP Accreditation standards, the evidence presented in the Self-Study Report, the feedback provided to the College by CAEP and the final steps leading to the Official On-site visit which takes place on April 9-11, 2017.


The Initial Certification programs are currently accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) through October 25, 2017.  In 2013 TEAC and another national accrediting body merged to form what is now the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

In order to be granted full accreditation, the program must provide evidence that our program is effective in preparing all teacher candidates seeking initial certification to be proficient educators, ready for the classroom.

The Teacher Education Faculty, staff, and administrative team in the College of Education were tasked with preparing a detailed Self-Study Report, submitted in August, 2016. The report provided evidence for each of CAEP's five standards. In addition to addressing the standards, the College needed to provide evidence of the cross-cutting themes diversity and technology and present a Selected Improvement Plan (SIP) for areas for improvement for the impending accreditation cycle. 

Below are the 5 CAEP standards:

  • STANDARD 1: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge
  • STANDARD 2: Clinical Partnerships and Practice
  • STANDARD 3: Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity
  • STANDARD 4: Program Impact
  • STANDARD 5: Quality Assurance System, Continuous Monitoring

The College received a detailed analysis of each standard and its 23 components in the form of a Formative Feedback Review from a 5-member CAEP committee in January 2017.

Below are the categories of analysis provided by CAEP:

  • Categories of Formative Feedback Review Analysis
    1. Evidence that is consistent with meeting the standard
    2. Evidence that is inconsistent with meeting the standard
    3. Tasks to be completed by provider for clarification
    4. Areas for Improvement (Opportunities for further evidence)
    5. Stipulations

Summary Assessment Charts

Case Study

Clinical Observation


Digital Self-Study


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