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College of Education

Accreditation

 

Educator Preparation

The Richard W. Riley College of Education announces the success of its accreditation review by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The review found that Winthrop’s educator preparation program met all initial and advanced standards with no areas for improvement cited. An essential element of our continuing efforts is work with the Winthrop University-School Partnership Network and the Olde English Consortium as we engage in our shared business of preparing educators for P-12 teaching and learning! 


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Our certification programs are appropriately recognized nationally by the following professional associations or through a state review.

Dance (UG/MAT)

National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)

Early Childhood (UG/MAT)

National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Elementary (UG/MAT)

Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI)

Middle Level (UG/MAT)

Association for Middle School Association (AMLE)

Modern Languages: French and Spanish (UG /MAT)

State Recognition using standards from American Council on the Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Music: Choral and Instrumental (UG/MAT)

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Physical Education (UG/MAT)

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) [formerly NASPE]

Secondary English (UG/MAT)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Secondary Mathematics (UG/MAT)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Secondary Science: Biology and Chemistry (MAT)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Secondary Science: Biology (UG)

State Recognition using standards from National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Secondary Social Studies (UG/MAT)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Special Education (UG/MAT)

Council on Exceptional Children (CEC)

Theatre (UG/MAT)

National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

Visual Art (UG/MAT)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Educational Leadership (MEd/EdS)

National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) [formerly ELCC]

School Psychology (MEd/SSP)

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

 

Other Accreditation

In addition to programs included above, the following programs are accredited or recognized by the appropriate professional association.

Athletic Training

On probation with Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). See more information here.

Counseling and Development (school and mental health)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Exercise Science

 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Literacy

 International Literacy Association (ILA)

Sport Management

Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

Last Updated: 4/9/21