Florida Department of Education
As part of the continuous improvement requirement for Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) certification and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation, the Office of Assessment and Accreditation for the College of Education is unceasing in its goal to ensure that faculty and students are engaged with the most recent standards and competencies, and that faculty members have the data they need to review course content and make program changes, if necessary
The Teacher Education Program has had continuous accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE) since the mid-1980s and currently has eight programs approved by the Department of Education. We are proud that many of our graduates have been nominated for prestigious Teacher of the Year Awards at various school districts.
On July 1, 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), and became the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Annual Program Performance Reports (APPRs) is an accountability system created by the Florida Department of Education to hold state-approved teacher education programs accountable for producing graduates with the competencies and skills necessary to achieve state education goals. The accountability system includes evidence of teacher preparation program completers’ performance measured by six outcome based performance metrics. The six performance metrics, legislatively mandated in section 1004.04, Florida Statutes, as of July 1, 2013, include: placement rate, retention rate, student performance on statewide assessments, student performance by subgroups, teacher evaluation results and critical teacher shortage production. The Annual Program Performance Report provides information related to the progress and performance of teacher preparation programs in achieving the mission of Florida’s educational system.