Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Accreditation
The College of Education Educator Preparation programs were accredited through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2015. We are currently preparing for our spring 2021 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) visit. As part of our continuing accreditation requirements, we provide information on the impact and the outcomes of our EPP programs, as required by CAEP. This data can be found on the Educator Preparation Effectiveness (CAEP Annual Reporting Measures page.
Who is CAEP?
In 2013 NCATE joined with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to create CAEP, a single educator preparation accreditation body. CAEP is now one of two national organizations that EPPs can work through to attain national accreditation. For more information about CAEP accreditation, please visit http://caepnet.org/
University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited through May 2021 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The College of Education Counseling program, specifically the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Program, has submitted a self-study report as part of the application process seeking accreditation through Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) which accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world. To learn more about CACREP accreditation, please visit www.cacrep.org.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education counseling programs are seeking accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Early Childhood Accreditation
The College of Education Early Childhood Education program is currently in the self-study phase of National Association for Educators of Young Children (NAEYC) Higher Education Program Accreditation for the B.A.S. Interdisciplinary Studies – Educator of Young Children and the B.S. in Early Childhood Care and Education degrees. The NAEYC Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs awards accreditation to early childhood associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree programs that demonstrate evidence of excellence by meeting the NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards. The NAEYC accreditation process provides a framework for self-study, external evaluation, and improvement in the quality of teacher preparation programs. There are currently 200 institutions in 40 states with NAEYC-accredited programs. However, UHCL’s two Early Childhood Education degrees will be among the first NAEYC Accredited bachelor’s degrees in Texas. To learn more about NAEYC accreditation, please visit https://www.naeyc.org/.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education early childhood education programs are seeking accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).