CAEP Board Chair Responds to AACTE Resolution

Renée Middleton and I recently (April 14) wrote a blog post updating readers on AACTE’s work related to a resolution passed in February by the AACTE Board of Directors in regard to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This resolution reaffirmed our association’s commitment to CAEP and also cited concerns that have been raised by many AACTE members. Our blog provided a context for the work that AACTE seeks to undertake in collaboration with the leadership of CAEP, which AACTE supports as a single unified accrediting system for our field.

Following the publication of our blog, CAEP Board of Directors Chair Mary Brabeck wrote a letter of response that has been circulated widely. At the request of CAEP, we are making this "Open Letter to the AACTE Board of Directors" available through the link below:

The accreditation of educator preparation programs is a critical issue of fundamental importance to our field. It is our intent, as the association representing these programs, to communicate the concerns of members while also collaborating closely with CAEP to assure its success.

Mark Ginsberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, is 2015-2016 chair of the AACTE Board of Directors.

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Mark Ginsberg

George Mason University