Program Evaluation

The Miami University Special Education Program is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP - formerly NCATE). Each semester, data are collected on the progress of each special education major. These data are drawn primarily from our Key Assessments, but they also include scores on assessments required for licensure. Our annual Data Loop Report evaluates that data and provides strengths and weaknesses to program faculty, who plan and implement changes in the program accordingly. Regular meetings ensure connections between and among the various educator preparation programs at Miami University, and external stakeholders such as local school administrators. A full CAEP review, in which external evaluators review data and make onsite visits, is conducted every five years.