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Both Initial and Advanced Licensure programs are committed to excellence in preparing candidates as leaders in service. Candidates demonstrate their development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions through multiple assessments. The data provide strong evidence that undergraduate and graduate candidates demonstrate competencies that positively affect learning of P-12 students.

John Carroll University’s Department of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. The Department of Education at JCU has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.


CAEP Annual Reporting Measures document strong positive candidate outcomes for JCU’s educator preparation programs. Follow the links for more details.

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