Also see: Current Accreditation Handbook

The Accreditation Handbook provides guidance for programs and individuals participating in accreditation activities. Each section of the Handbook is listed below, with the date of its adoption by the Committee on Accreditation.

Please Note: Unless specified, all chapters are in MS Word format... 

2010 Handbook

Introduction 
Adopted June 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter One: Responsibilities of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Committee on Accreditation
Adopted January 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Two: Standards in Accreditation
Adopted January 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Three: Institutional and Program Approval [PDF]
Adopted August 2010    Updated 2012
Chapter Four: The Accreditation Cycle 
Adopted May 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Five: Biennial Reports

Adopted June 2010    Updated December 2010

Chapter Six: Program Assessment
Adopted June 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Seven: Preparation for an Accreditation Site Visit 
Adopted June 2009    Updated December 2010
Chapter Eight: Accreditation Decisions Options and Implications 
Adopted October 2009    Updated December 2010
Chapter Nine: Activities during the 7th Year of the Accreditation Cycle
Adopted January 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Ten: Accreditation Site Visit Team Member Information
Adopted January 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Eleven: Board of Institutional Review Member Skills and Competencies
Adopted January 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Twelve: Team Leadership
Adopted June 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Thirteen: Articulation between State and National Accreditation
Adopted August 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Fourteen: Evaluation of the Accreditation System
Adopted August 2010    Updated December 2010
Chapter Fifteen: The Accreditation Revisit
Adopted April 2012    Updated January 2013
Appendix A - Sample Reports   Updated December 2010 
Appendix B - Sample Interview Schedules   Updated December 2010 
Appendix C - Team Report Development Forms   Updated December 2010
Appendix D - Evaluation Forms  Updated December 2010 
Appendix E - Common Standards [PDF]
Appendix F - Experimental Program Standards
Appendix G - The Accreditation Framework [PDF]
Updated March 03, 2017