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Become a Teacher at EMU

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NCATE LogoAt EMU you can prepare to be the very best educator. You will be in a K-12 classroom in the first five weeks of class, getting hands-on experiences and learning to teach right from the start of your program. You will learn to become a reflective educator, asking yourself "How can I engage my students more effectively? How can I make this lesson better?" At the end of your program you will be a highly sought-after educator, ready to begin your teaching career!

Invitation for Third Party Comments
The Teacher Education program at Eastern Mennonite University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 15-17, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site 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 provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

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 

Such comments must be within the specified period and 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 (Education Preparation Provider) 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.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Correspondence, which must be received by CAEP no later than six (6) weeks prior to the site visit, will be submitted to Eastern Mennonite University for response via CAEP’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS).

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