Accreditation and Assessment

Accreditations 

The School of Education at UTC is accredited by the following national organizations:

Council for the Acceditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Call for Third Party Comments:

The School of Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 10-12, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site 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. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 

The UTC Children's Center has been accredited by the National Association for the education of Young Children since 1987.


School of Education Assessment System


School of Education Performance Data and Its Alignment with CAEP's Eight Annual Measures

Programs Leading to Licensure Accredited by CAEP

Impact Measures 

  • Provider Impact as Reported by the 2019 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Provider Impact as Reported by the 2018 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Provider Impact as Reported by the 2017 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Teaching Effectiveness as Reported by the 2019 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Teaching Effectiveness as Reported by the 2018 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Teaching Effectiveness as Reported by the 2017 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Employment Milestones as Reported by the 2019 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Employment Milestones as Reported by the 2018 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Employment Milestones as Reported by the 2017 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Completer Satisfaction as Reported by the TN Department of Education's Annual Report Insights Tool
    • 2014-17 Completer Cohort's (n=156) Satisfaction with
      • Clinical experience and coaching/mentorship (e.g., student teaching, job-embedded) 89.1%
      • Coursework and faculty expertise/relationships (e.g., readings, faculty lectures, assignments, research, projects) 78.8%
      • Overall preparation for teaching in their current school setting 73.7%

 

Outcome Measures 

  • Percentage of Cohort with Qualifying Admission Assessment Scores per the Educator Preparation Program
    • 2019 Educator Preparation Report Card
    • 2018 Educator Preparation Report Card
    • 2017 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • edTPA Pass Rates
    • Spring 2019= 100%
    • Fall 2018= 97.9%
    • Spring 2018= 93.5%
    • Fall 2017=93.5%
  • Employment Milestones as Reported by the 2019 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Employment Milestones as Reported by the 2018 Educator Preparation Report Card
  • Employment Milestones as Reported by the 2017 Educator Preparation Report Card

Affiliations

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)