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Grenot-Scheyer Named To Board For New National Accreditor

Published: September 16, 2013

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Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, dean of CSULB’s College of Education, has been named to the first Board of Directors for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the new, sole-specialized accreditor for educator preparation.

CAEP is the newly formed commission that combines two national accreditation bodies—NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) and TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council).

“This is an unprecedented opportunity to truly shape CAEP as the new accrediting body for educator preparation through service on its first permanent board,” said CAEP President James Cibulka.

The California State University (CSU) system plays a significant role in preparing teachers for California’s K-12 sector. In fact, the system prepares about 50 percent of the students who go on to earn their teaching credentials in the state.

“It is of great significance that the needs of educator preparation programs in California, especially the CSU, are represented, and I am honored to be appointed,” Grenot-Scheyer said. “As a member of the newly appointed board, I hope to voice the concerns and issues of our diverse educator preparation programs to ensure quality and support to the continuous improvement efforts of educator preparation programs.”

More than 900 educator preparation providers will initially participate in the CAEP accreditation system, which serves all providers currently accredited by the NCATE and the TEAC. Education preparation providers include traditional institutions of higher education as well as alternative pathways such as residency programs.

–Rick Gloady