The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced that Wright State University will receive reaccreditation for its Educator Preparation Programs. Wright State is one of 41 providers from 23 states, Puerto Rico and Bahrain to receive accreditation in 2023.
Wright State has offered Educator Preparation Programs since its founding. Wright State’s Dayton Campus currently offers initial licensure programs in Adolescence to Young Adult (7–12), with concentrations in language arts, math, science and social studies; Multi-Age World Languages (P–12); Health and Physical Education (P–12); Music Education (K–12); and Intervention Specialist (K–12).
Initial licensure programs offered at both the Dayton and Lake campuses include Elementary Education (P–5) and Middle Childhood Education (4–9).
The inclusion of the Educator Preparation Programs in the College of Health, Education and Human Services recognizes the unique relationship between education and health and endorses the Ohio Department of Education’s strategic plan, recognizing that a whole child approach to education is necessary to support positive learning and health outcomes. Improved learning and improved health are interconnected.
“Our successful CAEP accreditation is a testament to the strengths of the people that work with our teacher candidates at Wright State: full-time and adjunct faculty, advisors, staff, cooperating teachers, supervisors and school partners,” said Brian Boyd, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education and chair of the Department of Teacher Education.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is a nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation and accredits providers at the initial and advanced levels. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement.
The council is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all institutions focused on educator preparation. More than 600 educator preparation providers participate in the council’s accreditation system.
Accreditation requires passing a peer review by providing evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators and 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.
Accreditation of Wright State’s Educator Preparation Program will remain in effect through spring 2030.