• The Helen DeVos College of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) under the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) legacy standards.

    Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

    As part of the Helen DeVos College of Education’s continued effort towards improved teacher preparation, annual assessments are conducted at the federal, state, and institutional level. The following two reports provide detailed program information.

    TITLE 2 Report

    The US Department of Education describes the federal, Title 2 report this way, “Title II of the Higher Education Act requires three annual reports on the quality of teacher preparation. Schools of education are to report to states the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data in April. States in turn are required to report to the U.S. Department of Education information on certification and licensure requirements, pass rates on state assessments disaggregated and ranked by institution, and other information in October.”

    The Helen DeVos College of Education’s Title 2 Reports can be found here:
    2014 Title 2 Report 2013 Title 2 Report
    2014 Traditional Preparation 2013 Traditional Preparation
    2014 Alternative Preparation 2013 Alternative Preparation
    THEC Report Card

    The Tennessee Higher Education Commission describes Tennessee’s EPP report card this way, “In 2007, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation requiring the publication of a report on the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs throughout the state. Tennessee Code requires reporting on three indicators: placement and retention rates, Praxis II scores, and teacher effect data based on Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores. Through First to the Top, the report now includes a demographic and academic profile of each teacher preparation program and trend data on the effectiveness of program completers over time. The Report allows programs access to data from which to make targeted improvements and provides the public information on the effectiveness of teacher program completers.”

    The Helen DeVos College of Education’s THEC Report Cards can be found here:
    2014 Report Card 2013 Report Card
    2012 Report Card 2011 Report Card
    2010 Report Card  
    CAEP Call for Comment

    The Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on October 22-24, 2017. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

    We invite you to submit written testimony to:

    CAEP
    1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036
    Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org

    Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

    • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
    • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
    • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Academic Calendar

11/27
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12/05
Last Day of Classes
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Last Day of Classes
12/05
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Final day to withdraw from the University
12/05
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12/06
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