Fayetteville State University Professor to Vice-Chair Council for National Educator Preparation Accreditationby Greater Diversity News August 28, 2019
The Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) announced today that Noran Moffett has been elected Vice-Chair of the CAEP Accreditation Council. The CAEP Accreditation Council is the primary accreditation decision making body for the only nationally recognized teacher preparation accrediting body. Through the fall of 2018 the CAEP Accreditation Council has approved a total 196 providers under the CAEP Teacher Preparation Standards – rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation.
“We are pleased to announce that Noran Moffett was elected to the Accreditation Council Vice-Chair position,” said CAEP President Christopher A. Koch. “He is passionate about education and ensuring that teachers and administrators are sufficiently prepared to ensure students of all backgrounds receive equal opportunity in the classroom.”
The CAEP Accreditation Council meets twice a year to review and make decisions on the cases of educator preparation providers that are seeking accreditation under the CAEP standards. In addition, the Accreditation Council is responsible for reviewing the qualifications and appointing individuals to serve as volunteers in various roles of the accreditation process.
Noran Moffett is a tenured Professor of Education at Fayetteville State University. There, he works within the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership. Moffett previously served Fayetteville State as the Director of Research Initiatives and, formerly, as Associate Dean. His past educational leadership experience also includes his role as Associate Dean and Professor at Clark Atlanta University, where he was involved in his EPP’s accreditation process.
“I believe that the purpose of educational preparation in higher education should be to ensure that our profession uses the accreditation process to facilitate the preparation of current and future educators to serve as advocates who impact communities for ALL the children, especially those with the least opportunity, so they can compete with the children who have the greatest opportunity to ensure those children’s educational experiences will enable them to be contributors to our nation and the global community.”
Moffett’s term as Vice-Chair begins July 1, 2019 and extends through June 2021.
CAEP is the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. It is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all providers focused on educator preparation. Currently, more than 800 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP Accreditation system.
Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation must pass peer review on five standards, which are based on two principles:
- Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and
- Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.
If a provider fails to meet one of the five standards, it is placed on probation for two years. Probation may be lifted in two years if a provider presents evidence that it meets the standard.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (www.CAEPnet.org) advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.