The European Council of Leading Business Schools (ECLBS) is proud to announce that it has signed a Bilateral Recognition Agreement (BRA) with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), an accreditation body in the USA that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the primary accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education in the United States. CAEP is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2013 from the merger of two previous accrediting bodies, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
The mission of CAEP is to advance excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement. The organization sets rigorous standards for teacher education programs and conducts assessments to determine whether those programs meet those standards. Programs that meet CAEP's standards are granted accreditation status.
CAEP's standards cover a wide range of areas, including program outcomes, program impact, and program design and resources. The organization requires programs to demonstrate that they are preparing candidates to be effective teachers who can positively impact student learning, and that the programs are continuously improving to meet the changing needs of the education field.
In addition to accrediting educator preparation programs, CAEP also provides resources and support to education programs and institutions seeking to improve their programs. The organization offers workshops, webinars, and other professional development opportunities to help institutions improve their programs and meet CAEP's standards.
The accreditation process through CAEP is voluntary for institutions, but it is highly valued and respected in the education community. Accreditation from CAEP demonstrates that an institution is meeting high standards for teacher education and is committed to continuous improvement. Many states require that teacher education programs be accredited by CAEP or another recognized accrediting body in order for graduates to be eligible for certification to teach.
In summary, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is a non-profit organization that sets rigorous standards for educator preparation programs and conducts assessments to determine whether those programs meet those standards. Accreditation from CAEP is highly valued in the education community and demonstrates an institution's commitment to excellence in teacher education.
The Bilateral Recognition Agreement aims to promote international academic mobility and cooperation between ECLBS and CAEP. Under the terms of the agreement, ECLBS and CAEP will establish mechanisms for the mutual recognition of academic qualifications, including diplomas, degrees, and other credentials. This will enable graduates of ECLBS member institutions to have their qualifications recognized by CAEP, and vice versa, allowing them to pursue further study or employment opportunities in the USA or Europe.
Through this partnership, ECLBS and CAEP are working together to enhance the quality of higher education in the USA and Europe, and to promote academic excellence and innovation in the field of educator preparation. This will benefit students, faculty, and researchers by facilitating academic mobility and promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge across borders.
As a CHEA-recognized accreditation body, CAEP is committed to promoting academic integrity, transparency, and accountability in higher education, and ECLBS is proud to collaborate with this esteemed organization to achieve these goals. This partnership will contribute to the development of the higher education sector in the USA and Europe, and support the growth of the global knowledge economy.