Program Approval and Accreditation

Program Approval

The UNC Asheville Department of Education offers undergraduate teacher licensure in 19 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 EPP Completers’ Impact on P-12 Learning and Development Data


North Carolina Professional Teacher Standards as Indicators of EPP Completers’ Teacher Effectiveness Data


NCDPI EPP Report Cards


NCDPI EPP Bachelor Performance Reports


EPP Completers’ Employer Survey Data


EPP Completers’ North Carolina New Teacher Preparation Survey Data



The EPP has been granted full continuing national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for Spring 2021 through Spring 2028.

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


EPP Completers’ Impact on P-12 Learning and Development


EPP Completers’ 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