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.

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2014 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 2015
Chapter Four: The Accreditation Cycle [PDF]  
Adopted May 2010    Updated 2012
Chapter Five: Biennial Reports [PDF] 
Adopted June 2010    Updated 2012
Chapter Six: Program Assessment [PDF] 
Adopted June 2010    Updated 2012
Chapter Seven: Preparation for an Accreditation Site Visit [PDF] 
Adopted June 2009    Updated 2012
Chapter Eight: Accreditation Decisions Options and Implications  [PDF] 
Adopted October 2009    Updated 2015
Chapter Nine: Activities during the 7th Year of the Accreditation Cycle  [PDF]  
Adopted January 2010    Updated 2012
Chapter Ten: Accreditation Site Visit Team Member Information  [PDF]  
Adopted January 2010    Updated 2012
Chapter Eleven: Board of Institutional Review Member Skills and Competencies  [PDF]  
Adopted January 2010    Updated 2012
Chapter Twelve: Team Leadership  [PDF] 
Adopted June 2010    Updated 2012
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 [PDF]
Adopted April 2012    Updated 2012
Chapter Sixteen: The Technical Assistance Visit [PDF]
Adopted October 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
Updated March 03, 2017