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College Of Education Accreditations

CAEP Accredited

The University of Central Missouri is fully accredited at the national level by the Higher Learning Commission. Our teacher education programs have been authorized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher licensure. Furthermore, the professional education unit is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), having been continuously accredited since 1954 (formerly NCATE).

Initial Licensure Programs Reviewed and Accredited by CAEP

  • Early Childhood Birth - 3rd Grade
  • Elementary Grades 1-6
  • Middle School (ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Business, Engineering and Technology, Speech and Theater)
  • Special Education (Early Childhood, Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical, Severe Developmental Disabilities)
  • Secondary Education (Agriculture, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering and Technology, English, Family Consumer Science, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics, Social Science, Speech and Theater)
  • K-12 (Art, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Physical Education)
  • Library Science

Advanced Programs Reviewed and Accredited by CAEP

  • Educational Leadership
  • Career and Technical Education Administrator Certification

Individual Programs

Although optional, a number of programs have also chosen to seek out individual recognition where available.

Specialized Professional Associations

In conjunction with CAEP, national recognition via various Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) are possible in certain content areas. Those programs currently nationally recognized include:

  • Library Media Specialist, K-12
  • Literacy Education, K-12
  • Mathematics, 9-12
  • Middle School Education, 5-9
  • Science, 9-12
  • Social Studies, 9-12
  • Special Education, Cross-Categorical, K-12
  • Special Education, Early Childhood
  • Special Education, Severe Developmental Disabilities, K-12

Nationally Accredited

Several programs have sought out national accreditation by professional organizations where available. These include:

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Measure #1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

Case Study Participant Handbook

Case study being implemented spring 2021 and data will be available summer 2021.

Measure #2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Case Study Participant Handbook

Case study being implemented spring 2021 and data will be available summer 2021.

Measure #3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

Measure #4: Satisfaction of completers

Measure #5: Graduation Rates

Measure #6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II

Measure #7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

2018-2019 Employment Data

Data for 2019-2020 will be posted in September 2021

Career Services Employment Dashboard

Measure #8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information

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