TEP CAEP Accreditation
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. Accreditation provides a framework that has pushed educator preparation programs to continually self-assess and conduct evidence-based analysis of their programs and their efficacy. These evidence-based shifts, rooted in continuous improvement, are helping to ensure that preparation programs are more likely to produce successful educators. When an institution or specialized program is accredited by CAEP, it has demonstrated that it meets standards set by organizations representing the academic community, professionals, and other stakeholders. To maintain accreditation the institution or program must undergo a similar review on a regular basis. Typically reviews are conducted every 7 to 10 years.
The most recent CAEP accreditation review for the Morgridge College of Education resulted in initial program accreditation of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) in the following teaching endorsement areas:
- Elementary Education (K-6)
- English Language Arts (Secondary Grades 7-12)
- Mathematics (Secondary Grades 7-12)
- Science (Secondary Grades 7-12)
- Social Studies (Secondary Grades 7-12)
- Special Education Generalist (Ages 5-21)
How are we doing? Any program changes we should consider? Share your thoughts through our TEP feedback survey
The Morgridge College of Education assesses the impacts of our Teacher Education Program (TEP) candidates and graduates using a variety of internal, alumni, and employer surveys. Survey results are available below. In addition to these results, you can explore the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Report. The CDE dashboard includes data on overall teaching effectiveness ratings, teacher quality standard ratings, and measures of student learning ratings.
Measure 1: Completer Effectiveness (R4.1)
These surveys are administered each spring to either the past three years of candidate employers (employer survey) or candidate cohorts (alumni survey). Survey questions include:
"Compared to other first-year teachers, how would you rate this teacher’s overall student growth?"
"Which of the following best describes your student growth rating this year?"
"Please rate the overall proficiency of the teacher."
"How would you currently rate your overall proficiency as an effective and equitable teacher?"
Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement (R4.2 | R5.3)
Satisfaction of employers with our Teacher Education Program (TEP) graduates is assessed using an internal survey of employers. The survey is administered each spring to employers of the past three years of alumni cohorts. Survey questions include:
"Please indicate your overall level of satisfaction with the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at DU."
"Please indicate how likely you would be to recommend the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at DU to a prospective student?"
"Please indicate the teacher’s level of proficiency on the following FEET competencies."
Survey results are also collected from partner school and district leaders.
Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Completion (R3.3)
The following reports detail initial teacher licensure exam pass rates Teacher Education Program (TEP) candidates. Candidates must pass Colorado content specific exams on the first or second attempt to be considered as "passed."
Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired
Explore rates of employment upon graduation for Teacher Education Program (TEP) candidates. Data sources include internal surveys and information from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Data Sharing Agreement.