Wayne State University

Accreditation

The College of Education holds accreditation in several of its programs.

American Art Therapy Association (AATA)

Both the MEd in Art Education with Art Therapy Concentration and the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Area of Interest in Art Therapy are Approved by the American Art Therapy Association through 2021, Wayne State's Art Therapy Program is transitioning to the Education Standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), adopted by the American Art Therapy Association in 2016.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)    

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA), has conferred accreditation to the following program areas in the College of Education, Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations, Counselor Education program at Wayne State University: Community Counseling (M.A.), School Counseling (M.A.) and the Ed.D./Ph.D. programs in Counselor Education and Supervision.                                                                    

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Teacher Education 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). The Teacher Education Unit Programs are currently are under review with the CAEP organization.

  • Background
    • 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
Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc. (CORE)                                                                             

The Rehabilitation Counseling concentration is accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The program provides an educational experience that is designed to help students acquire knowledge; skills and understandings needed to become committed and competent to help persons with disabilities participate in and contribute to the quality of life in a complex, changing urban society.

National Academy of Kinesiology/Physical Education

The dual purpose of the Academy of Kinesiology shall be to encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity and to honor by election to its membership persons who have directly or indirectly contributed significantly to the study of and/or application of the art and science of human movement and physical activity.

National Association of School Psychologists

Educational Psychology Program Area offers a graduate program in School and Community Psychology.  The dual credential program aligns with the training standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and is fully approved by NASP.  Completion of the M.A. degree satisfies the State of Michigan Department of Education certification requirements for school psychologists and the State of Michigan Board of Psychology requirements for a limited license to practice psychology (LLP) in the community.