The Graduate Studies in Education Program at Calvin University is accredited by the State of Michigan and is a candidate member in good standing of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
In 2013, TEAC was consolidated into a new national accrediting agency the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Calvin’s Undergraduate Education Program was accredited by CAEP in April 2018. CAEP Advanced Program Accreditation (graduate programs) at that time were not included. Calvin’s Graduate Studies in Education Program will be reviewed in 2021 by CAEP.
The accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for educator preparation programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for providing evidence of meeting these standards, and encourages institutions to demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and achieving professional accreditation.
We are committed to the continual assessment and improvement of our program in an effort to provide a quality education that meets professional standards, the expectations of our candidates and realizes our educational vision.
We regularly review survey data collected from faculty, candidates, alumni, employers and peers. The data collected from these surveys are used to gain insight into student experiences within our program as well as after completion of the program.
CAEP Annual Reporting Measures
Candidate performance data and other consumer information are posted below for the public and prospective Master of Education candidates.
Measures of Program Impact
- The Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is currently under a process of revision and alignment with other Calvin M.Ed. Program surveys. A pilot administration of the ESS is planned for the May 2019.
- Professional accomplishments of alumni are highlighted on the Education Program Facebook page
- Satisfaction of completers