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The Office of Educator Preparation (OEP) at The Ohio State University has a primary mission to help monitor and support the university's Educator Preparation Programs that lead to a PK-12 state license in teaching, administration, or pupil services.

Our office assists in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data about various key program elements such as: admissions, content, rubrics, student teaching experiences, field placements and candidate/intern performances. Through the monitoring of this data, the OEP ensures that state, federal, and program-specific standards are met to maintain state and federal accreditation status.

Request for Third Party Testimony

The Office of Educator Preparation at The Ohio State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on December 2-4, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments. Programs are in the colleges of Education and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, Social Work, and Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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:

Such comments must be submitted by October 21, 2018, and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence.

  • Educator preparation programs provide evidence teacher candidates know the subject matter, connect theory to practice, and positively impact P-12 student learning.
  •  A professional education provider is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure 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.

Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

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