Accreditation and Assessment

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation): The College of Education & International Services (CEIS) Education Preparation Programs (EPP) at Andrews University  were reviewed at the initial and advanced levels 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 through Fall of 2026.  The programs are also accredited by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

Initial-Licensure Level Accreditation is provided at the baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate levels leading to initial-licensure, certification, or endorsement that are designed to develop P-12 teachers. Advanced-Level Accreditation is provided at the post-baccalaureate or graduate levels leading to licensure, certification, or endorsement. The Educational Leadership and School Psychology programs are the two CAEP accredited Advanced programs. Please refer to the link below to view annual reports on the CAEP Accountability measures:

CAEP Accreditation Letter

CAEP expects nationally accredited educational preparation programs to annually provide accountability measures to the public regarding the four categories relating to program impact and outcomes. The College of Education and International Services (CEIS) at Andrews University addresses the four categories in the following ways (see 2023 CAEP Annual Accountability 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 submitted and received Michigan Department of Education approval for all programs identified above.
  • 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.