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Accreditation

Accredited Programs

The College of Applied Human Sciences facilitates and supports national accreditation and state academic program approval; coordinates assessments related to program continuous quality improvements; acquires, organizes and validates data to advise leadership; oversees the measurement of candidate and student learning outcomes; and is responsible for the preparation of institutional, state and national reports.

School of Counseling and Well-Being

School of Education
  • Special Education, Multicategorical K-12: Graduate
  • Special Education, Preschool: Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood Education: Undergraduate
  • Elementary Education: MAC-Graduate
  • English Secondary Education: MAC-Graduate
  • Social Studies Secondary Education: MAC-Graduate
  • Secondary Mathematics Education: MAC-Graduate
  • Secondary Science Education: MAC-Graduate
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
  • Literacy Education: Graduate

School of Sport Sciences
  • Physical Education: Undergraduate/Graduate


CAEP Accreditation

The accreditation of Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs) is granted by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, or CAEP. The programs below were reviewed during the March 2019 site visit and are accredited through Fall 2026.

  • Art Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Music Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Agricultural Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Special Education, Multicategorical K-12: Graduate
  • Special Education, Preschool: Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood Education: Undergraduate
  • Physical Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Elementary Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
  • English Secondary Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Social Studies Secondary Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Secondary Mathematics Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Secondary Science Education: Undergraduate/Graduate
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics

Within the same site visit WVU had one advanced program reviewed and accredited through Fall 2026.

  • Literacy Education: Graduate


Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) National Recognition

Many of the educator preparation programs within CAHS have program-specific accrediting agencies that require the periodic submission of progress reports. Known as Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), these agencies require the preparation of “SPA reports” that are submitted to the SPA as well as to CAEP. For our CAHS education preparation programs, these SPAs include:

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Special Education - Multicategorical, Post-Baccalaureate
  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Literacy Education - Master's Program
  • National Association for Education of Young Children
  • Pre-School Education - Birth to Pre-K Baccalaureate
  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
  • Social Studies - Secondary Education B.A.
  • Social Studies - MAC or Post-Baccalaureate
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • English-Undergraduate
  • English- MAC or Post-Baccalaureate

  • WVU is consistently outpacing the Statewide Pass Rate.

    CAEP Accountability Measures


    Measure 1 (initial): Completer Effectiveness

    Impact P-12 student learning and growth are evidenced by scores on the Danielson Framework for Teaching:

    Applying professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions is evidenced by scores on the skills survey done while teacher candidates are in their clinical placement:

    Measure 2 (Initial & Advanced): Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement:

    In the last year we have implemented both a completer and employer survey as well as continuing to solicit feedback from our mentor teachers, here are the results::

    Measure 3 (Initial & Advanced): Candidate Competency at Completion:

    Measures that teacher candidates are competent upon completion of a teacher preparation program at WVU are based on:

    Measure 4 (Initial & Advanced): Ability of Completers to be Hired:

    The following chart indicates how many teacher candidates completed a teacher preparation program as well as the number who applied for certification in-state and out-of-state. Title II reporting also provides a count of how many students completed teacher education programs across WVU.