The College of Education at The University of Alabama is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) February 5-7, 2023. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation 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 University of Alabama’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) (e.g., graduate, employer of graduates). CAEP will accept written comments from stakeholders up to six weeks before the accreditation visit and will provide these comments to the EPP.

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

Comments should be 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.

Adapted from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation