Accreditation and Assessment

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation): The Andrews University Teacher Education Preparation programs were reviewed in the Fall of 2019. They were accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the accreditor for education programs, in the Spring of 2020. The programs are accredited until the Fall of 2026.  The programs are also accredited by the Michigan Department of Education.

CAEP Accreditation Letter

CAEP expects nationally accredited educational preparation programs to annually provide performance measures to the public regarding eight categories relating to program impact and outcomes. The College of Education and International Services (CEIS) at Andrews University addresses the eight measures in the following ways (see 2021 CAEP Annual Reporting Measures).

CAEP requires educator preparation providers (schools of education) to complete a program review process. One program review option is called Program Review with National Recognition. This recognition is provided by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), which define content-area standards for programs in various disciplines. ELCC and NASP are SPAs by which some of our programs have been recognized (see CAEP website).


Accreditations and Program Recognitions:
  • The TLC are currently submitting state reviews for all programs listed on AIMS (submission due in June 2019).
  • APA (American Psychological Association): Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology program is accredited by APA.
  • CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs): M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by CACREP.
  • ELCC (Education Leadership Constituent Council): M.A. in K-12 Educational Leadership program is recognized by ELCC.
  • NASP (National Association of School Psychologists): Ed.S. in School Psychology program is recognized by NASP.