ESU Teacher's College receives CAEP Accreditation Featured

ESU Teacher's College receives CAEP Accreditation KVOE File Photo

The Emporia State Teacher's College has received national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

The achievement is the culmination of a seven-year process involving "extensive research, and documentation" which shows ESU's commitment to teacher preparation. The process also included passing peer reviews on several standards based off of two main principles.

The first principle is concrete evidence that graduates of the Teacher's College are "competent and caring educators." The second principle is evidence that staff have the "capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer."

ESU is one of 42 providers from 23 states and the District of Columbia to receive the honor. The accreditation lasts seven years and the next site visit for ESU will take place in 2025.

ESU President Allison Garrett says in a press release "we are pleased and proud that the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation continues to recognize the excellence of Emporia State's Teachers College." For 20 years ESU previously maintained accreditation through NCATE.

Outgoing Dean of the Teacher's College Dr. Ken Weaver and Associate Dean of the Teacher's College Dr. Joan Brewer will join KVOE's Talk of Emporia next Friday to discuss the accreditation process in depth. For more information on the CAEP visit

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