Accreditation and Assessment - Coastal Carolina University
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Accreditation and Assessment

The South Carolina Department of Education approves all programs in the Spadoni College of Education. The following programs are also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)

The initial licensure programs:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English/Language Arts Education
  • General Science Education
  • Middle-Level Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Mathematics Education 
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education

The advanced licensure programs:

  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership
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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.


Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs) and State Review

The Spadoni College of Education’s programs has earned recognition from their SPAs or South Carolina State program review. 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 or state review are as follows:

Program name
Certification
Level*
Degree Recognition by
Building - Principals 
A
Master National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA
Early Childhood Education 
I
Baccalaureate  National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 
Educational Leadership
A
Master  National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) 
Elementary Education 
I
Baccalaureate   State of South Carolina  
English/Language Arts Education 
I
Master  National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 
General Science Education 
I
Master  National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 
Middle-Level Education 
I
Baccalaureate   Association for Middle-Level Education (AMLE) 
Music Education 
I
Master  National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 
Physical Education 
I
Baccalaureate   SHAPE America-Physical Education 
Secondary Mathematics Education 
I
Master  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 
Social Studies Education
I
Master  National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) 
Special Education
I
Baccalaureate   Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 

 

* I - Initial
* A - Advanced Program