All programs in the Spadoni College of Education are approved by the South Carolina Department of Education, and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.
Accreditation and Assessment are important processes within the Spadoni College of Education, allowing opportunities for growth and reflection as it relates to program practices and preparing teacher education candidates to enter the classroom. The Spadoni College of Education uses assessment practices to analyze both candidate performance and evaluate how to improve our own teaching methodologies.
Comments invited comparing to CAEP visit
The Spadoni College of Education at Coastal Carolina University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on Oct. 27-29, 2019. 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:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs)
The Spadoni College of Education’s programs have earned recognition from their SPAs. Such recognition identifies that the candidates are taught and expected to apply content, assessment, and pedagogical knowledge appropriate to their grade level or subject matter specialization. The program SPAs are as follows:
- Early Childhood - National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Educational Leadership - National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA)
- Elementary - Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
- MAT English - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- MAT Math -National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- MAT Science - National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
- MAT Social Studies - National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- Middle Level - Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
- Physical Education - SHAPE America-Physical Education (formerly NASPE)
- Special Education - Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)