Accreditation is an important credential to look for when choosing an academic program. It’s an assurance to students, employers, professional associations and the public that a university meets rigorous standards for quality of faculty, curriculum and connection to the communities for which it is preparing professionals.
The administration, faculty and staff of the initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation programs at University of Colorado Denver's School of Education & Human Development proudly announce that we earned full continuing accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in May of 2014.
University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education & Human Development is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Our Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. And, we are fully authorized by the Colorado State Board of Education and the Colorado Commission of Higher Education.
SEHD is at the forefront of the movement to use student outcomes to measure the effectiveness of our educator preparation programs.
When we hear questions about our programs from our students, their employers, or policymakers, we take them seriously and collect information to answer them. Do our pre-service teacher candidates develop effective instructional knowledge, skills and abilities before they graduate? Do they possess dispositions that will enable them to work well with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds? Are they hired into appropriate positions after they graduate and obtain their license? Are they effective teachers? The SEHD seeks to provide answers to these questions, and others like them, in our continuous efforts to evaluate and enhance all of our preparation programs. Discover more in-depth information about our transformational approach and evidence of our quality teacher preparation program.
The accreditation of our programs gives endorsement to our curricular relevancy and innovation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We thank our public school colleagues, professional development schools, alumni, students and friends for supporting these accreditation efforts.