Call for 3rd Party Comment The College of Education - Professional Education Unit at the State University of
New York at Fredonia is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation
of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on September 20-22, 2015. Interested parties are invited
to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must
address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs
offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the EPP (i.e., graduate, present
or former faculty member, employer of graduates). No anonymous testimony will be considered.
• In CAEP’s performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates
that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that
students learn. In the CAEP system, EPP’s must prove that candidates can connect theory
to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom. • A professional education unit that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved
in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development;
ensure that 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.
We invite you to submit written testimony to:
Site Visitors CAEP 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036
State University of New York at Fredonia is proud to be home to a variety of teacher
education programs that help candidates reach their full potential as future educators
who can change the world!
Our commitment to preparing highly qualified professionals has earned us a reputation
as one of the best teacher preparation universities in New York State. We guarantee that candidates will have the chance to be in the classroom from their
first year and each year, culminating in a semester of student teaching during their
final year. We also understand the value of teaching theory-based pedagogical practices, and
combine educational classes in these areas with practical experiences in the field.
The Office of Student Services is available year-round to assist with any questions regarding the College of Education.
Please feel free to browse our website, set up on-campus appointments, or visit our
campus to get a personal feel for SUNY Fredonia. We welcome any questions you have
regarding our various programs and we look forward to helping you with your college