Educator Preparation Program Accreditation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the educator preparation porgram at the College of Charleston. CAEP promotes excellence in educator prepartion through quality assurance and continuous improvement. Accreditation is effective between Spring 2021 and Spring 2028.

Initial Licensure Programs: 

  • Early Childhood Education (BS)
  • Early Childhood Education (MAT)
  • Elementary Education (BS)
  • Elementary Education (MAT)
  • Foreign Language Education (BS) (Classics, French & Francophile Studies, German, Spanish) 
  • Middle Grades Education (BS)
  • Performing Arts (MAT)
  • Special Education (BS)
  • Physical Education (BS):
  • Secondary Education Cognate (BS) (Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies (History, Political Science, Sociology))

Nationally Recognized Programs

Specialized educator preparation programs must seek national recognition by their Specialized Professional Association (SPA) or other accreditation agency. Below are the nationally recognized College of Charleston educator preparation programs and their associated SPA or accreditation agency. 

    • Biology, Chemistry, Physics - National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    • Early Childhood Education - National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    • English/Language Arts - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
    • Elementary Education - Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
    • Foreign Languages -  American Council on the Teaching of a Foreign Language (ACTFL)
    • Mathematics - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    • Middle Grades Education - Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
    • Performing Arts (Music) - National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
    • Performing Arts (Theatre) - National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
    • Physical Education - SHAPE America- Physical Education (formerly NASPE)
    • Social Studies - National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
    • Special Education - Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)