UAF institutional accrediation
University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
UAF School of Education accreditation
Call for Third Party Comments:
The School of Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) the week of October 1, 2023. The site team will be reviewing all initial teaching licensure programs and the advanced Special Education program. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Comments will be accepted up to six weeks before the site visit. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).
We invite you to submit written testimony to:
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: email@example.com
Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:
- In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
- A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
- Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review.
The UAF SOE Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Programs hold national accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP Accreditation recognizes the exemplary content, quality, and stability of our counseling programs.
The UAF SOE Initial Teaching Licensure Programs (Elementary, Music Education, Secondary & Special Education) hold national accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).