Education Accreditation

The education department degree programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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

Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)

Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3 & A.4.1) and Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4 & A.4.2)

Graduation Rates (initial & advanced levels)

Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements

Initial Licensure Test Scores (IDOE Report)

Initial Three Year Program Completer Licensure Rate (EPP Report)

Advanced Licensure Scores (School Psychology)

Title II Reports

AY 2019-2020 Traditional Alternative

AY 2018-2019 Traditional Alternative

AY 2017-2018 Traditional Alternative

Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared

Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial & advanced levels)