USM’s School of Education and Human Development Accredited by CAEP
The University of Southern Maine is the first institution in the University of Maine System to achieve national accreditation for both its initial and advanced educator preparation programs.
At a meeting on May 1, 2022, the Accreditation Council of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) granted accreditation to USM’s School of Education and Human Development at the initial-licensure level and the advanced-level as described in the Accreditation Action Report.
In the notification letter, CAEP President Christopher A. Koch expressed, “Congratulations on your accreditation achievement. I appreciate your commitment to excellence in educator preparation accreditation.”
USM earned full accreditation for seven years for 32 distinct undergraduate and graduate educator preparation programs.
–Associate Dean Dr. Andrea Stairs-Davenport
–Fiona McDonnell, Director of Educator Preparation and Accreditation
To learn more about related program offerings at USM, visit the School of Education and Human Development’s website.