Accreditation

In 2015, The School of Education received full, continued accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), currently called the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The next accreditation visit will use the CAEP Standards and is scheduled for Spring 2022.

Call for Third Party Comment

The School of Education at the University of Mississippi is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) April 10-12, 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review.
The following Programs were part of the 2015 NCATE Accreditation Review:
Ed.S in Educational Leadership Specialist or C.A.S.
Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Specialist or C.A.S.
Educational Leadership (Building) Master's
Educational Leadership (District) Master's
Elementary Education Baccalaureate
English Education Baccalaureate
M. A. in Teaching Master's
M.Ed in Counselor Education Master's
M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction - Online Master's
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master's
M.Ed. in Early Chidlhood Education Master's
M.S. in Communications Sciences and Disorders Master's
Mathematics Education Baccalaureate
Music Education Baccalaureate
Science Education Baccalaureate
Social Studies Education Baccalaureate
Special Education Baccalaureate

The following Programs will be part of the 2022 CAEP Accreditation Review:
Ed.S in Educational Leadership Specialist or C.A.S.
Educational Leadership (Building) Master's
Elementary Education Baccalaureate
English Education Baccalaureate
M. A. in Teaching Master's
M.Ed in Counselor Education Master's
Mathematics Education Baccalaureate
Music Education Baccalaureate
Science Education Baccalaureate
Social Studies Education Baccalaureate
Special Education Baccalaureate

The School also holds accreditation with three specialized associations:

 

2015 NCATE/CAEP Decision
2015 NCATE/CAEP Accreditation Letter
NCATE/CAEP 2015 Documents