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Education Accreditation

The Department of Education at Valparaiso University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

CAEP Accredited Provider - Excellence in Educator Preparation Accreditation

This accreditation covers both Valpo’s initial licensure undergraduate (B.A./B.S.) and graduate teacher education (M.Ed.) programs as well as the advanced educational specialist (Ed.S.) school psychology degree program.. About CAEP »


The status of National Recognition is an additional mark of distinction for the program and indicates that the program has substantially met the standards of the Specialized Professional Associations.

Valpo’s Nationally Recognized Initial Licensure Teacher Education ProgramsSpecialized Professional Association 
Elementary EducationAssociation for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
English/Language Arts EducationNational Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Foreign Language EducationAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Mathematics EducationNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Physical Education (*Indiana State Recognition- highest recognition possible)SHAPE America
Science EducationNational Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Social Studies EducationNational Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Special EducationCouncil for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Music EducationNational Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
TESOL EducationTESOL International Association
Valpo’s Nationally Recognized Advanced ProgramsSpecialized Professional Association 
School PsychologyNational Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Indiana Department of Education EPP Comparative Data Matrix

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Measure 1 (Initial Programs) Completer Effectiveness (CAEP R4.1)

  • Indiana Department of Education Teacher (Completer) Survey Data
  • Indiana Department of Education Principal Survey Data

Measure 2 (Initial and Advanced) Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (CAEP R4.2, R5.3, RA4.1)

Measure 3 (Initial and Advanced) Candidate Competency at Completion (CAEP R3.3, RA3.4)

Title II Reports

AY 2022-2023 Traditional Alternative

AY 2021-2022 Traditional Alternative

AY 2020-2021 Traditional Alternative

AY 2019-2020 Traditional Alternative

AY 2018-2019 Traditional Alternative

AY 2017-2018 Traditional Alternative

Measure 4 (Initial and Advanced) Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared

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