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- Accreditation 101
This PowerPoint was presented at the 2012 Credential Counselors and Analysts of California conference in October 2012. It provides an overview of the Commission's accreditation system for educator preparation programs and is especially useful for individuals new to the accreditation system. .
October 12, 2012
- Research and Dissemination Opportunities Related to Accreditation
Educators are invited to join the AERA Special Interest Group which will provide a forum at the AERA Annual Meetings for presenting research associated with the NCATE, TEAC, and state review processes. This SIG will provide a unique venue for sharing the work being done in teacher preparation, program quality and improvement, and accreditation related topics. For more information, download this MS Word document.
April 18, 2011
- Submitting a Proposal for an Educator Preparation Program in California [MS Word]
When an institution (college, university, school district, county office of education or other entity) wants to offer one or more educator preparation programs to prepare candidates to teach or provide services in the California public schools, the institution needs to become approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Approval by the Commission is a multi-step process.
February 9, 2010
- Board of Institutional Reviewers (BIR)
Education professionals who serve on accreditation site visit teams, participate in Program Assessment and review initial program proposals.
May 5, 2009
National Professional Organization Accreditation: Alignment with the California Accreditation System
Procedures for institutions to combine national accreditation with California's accreditation system
July 29, 2008
Information for all educator preparation programs to support implementation of the revised accreditation system.
Accreditation Email Account
There are specialized email accounts for institutions to submit documentation and questions related to the Commission's accreditation system.
Information for Program Sponsors
- One page summary on Accreditation System [MS Word]
- Technical Assistance Presentation for Programs New to Accreditation [MS PowerPoint]
- Application to Request Inactive Status [PDF]
Cohort Maps: Descriptions of the accreditation activities from 2011 to 2017-18 for each cohort: What activity is scheduled for each year, what needs to be submitted, when and what type of feedback will be returned to the institution/program sponsor.
-- Maps updated May 2013
- Accreditation Activities by Cohort [MS Word]
Updated July 2012
- Accreditation Cohorts--Alphabetical List of Institutions and the Cohorts [PDF]
Updated July 2012
Approved Program List
List of all Approved Preparation Programs. The complete list may be viewed or a list may be generated for any of the types of preparation programs.