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

This accreditation covers both Valpo’s undergraduate (B.A./B.S.) and graduate teacher education (M.Ed.) programs.. About CAEP »

National Recognition

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 Recognized Teacher Education Programs Specialized Professional Association

Elementary Education Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
English/Language Arts Education National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Foreign Language Education American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Mathematics Education National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Physical Education National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE)
Science Education National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Social Studies Education National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Special Education Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Music Education National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures


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

  • Currently under development

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

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)

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