Program Approval and Accreditation

Program Approval

The UNC Asheville Department of Education offers undergraduate teacher licensure in 21 areas. All UNC Asheville teacher licensure programs are approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The NCDPI implements the State’s public school laws and State Board of Education’s policies governing pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public education.

Program approval is granted based on program quality measures. UNC Asheville Department of Education (EPP) faculty and staff members take pride in providing high quality teacher preparation programs, which is accomplished through an assessment system grounded in continuous improvement according to the EPP’s Mission and Goals. Numerous reporting and data measures generated by or about the EPP are analyzed to accomplish successful continuous improvement.

 

Reporting and Data Measures

Title II Reports

 

UNC General Administration EPP Program Effectiveness Reports

 

North Carolina Value Added Data as an Indicator of Impact on P-12 Learning and Development Results

 

North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards as Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness Results

 

NCDPI EPP Report Cards

 

NCDPI EPP Bachelor Performance Reports

 

Employer Survey Results

 

Recent Graduate Survey Results

 

Accreditation

The EPP has been granted continuing national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  NCATE accreditation authority has been transferred to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

As part of the continuous improvement model, annual reporting measures are provided to CAEP in the areas of Program Impact and Program Outcome.  The EPP provides summary data and analyses for each of these measures.

 

Program Impact Measures

 

Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

 

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

 

Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

 

Satisfaction of Completers

 

Program Outcome Measures

 

Graduation Rates

 

Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing and State Requirements

 

Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for which They Have Prepared

 

Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information