JSU’s College of Education and Human Development receives CAEP accreditation

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JANS – Jackson State University’s College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) received accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The college became one of 41 educator preparation providers to receive the accreditation for spring 2023 from the accreditation council.

“This accreditation reaffirms and emphasizes the high-quality education offered by our College of Education,” said JSU Provost Alisa Mosley, Ph.D. “I commend our faculty and staff for meeting the academic standards of a rigorous but necessary process. This significant accomplishment is a reflection of the academic excellence JSU is known to produce. 

The COEHD began the seven-year CAEP accreditation process in 2016, now joining the ranks of 541 institutions with the same national accreditation. According to CAEP, more than 600 educator preparation providers participate in the accreditation system, including some previously accredited through former standards.

“Every higher education institution strives for some type of accreditation program to validate that their programs are effective, efficient, and meet the needs of their students that are graduating,” said Dean Jerri Haynes, Ed.D., College of Education and Human Development.

In spring 2023, the COEHD produced 199 postgraduate students and 119 undergraduate students with bachelor’s degrees. In the Fall of 2022, the college produced 186 postgraduate and 111 undergraduate students.

Approximately 95% of JSU undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program completers in 2019-2020 went on to teach in critical needs districts. This rate nearly doubles the state average of 48% of undergraduate and MAT completers teaching in critical needs districts. 

CAEP is a nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation and accredits providers at the initial and advanced levels. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement.

The COEHD’s CAEP accreditation begins this fall and will remain in effect until 2030.

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JSU’s College of Education and Human Development receives CAEP accreditation

By Jackson Advocate News Service
June 26, 2023