All initial and advanced educator training at Eastern Michigan University is accredited. Our accreditation is multifaceted and include both state and nation recognition. At the state level EMU is accredited to train teachers, counselors, leaders by the Michigan Department of Education. At the national level EMU is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
In 2016 NCATE as an organization was disbanded and was replaced as the sole body for national accreditation by The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). We retain our national accreditation through this transition time. Since the transition to CAEP, EMU has aligned our programs to address and exceed the enhanced and expanded standards of CAEP. As part of that process, a multi-year assessment was undertaken, a new data collection tool implemented, and faculty engaged in ongoing program review. In March of 2017 EMU submitted its 400 page accreditation report for the first time to CAEP.
In November of 2017 we hosted on site a team of CAEP reviewers from around the United States and a team from the Michigan Department of Education who joined them. The on-sight reviewers have submitted their recommendations as to our continuing accreditation to the CAEP board. A decision from the Board is expected in May, 2018. MDE provided its feedback to the university immediately after the site visit and we continue in good standing with the state.
Eastern Michigan University completed its CAEP visit in November of 2017 with decision for accreditation status expected in May, 2018.
NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.