Assessment and Accreditation | School of Education | Webster University

Education: Assessment and Accreditation

Webster University’s School of Education has developed and delivers high-quality programs to ensure that educators receive the best preparation for current and new contexts. In addition to adhering to the guidelines of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the School of Education also adheres to the guidelines of other organizations with a focus on strengthening educator preparation.

In 2007, the School of Education received accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and had its accreditation renewed in 2013. NCATE has since merged with another organization to create the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the School of Education is already in the process of addressing the new CAEP standards in preparation for an accreditation visit in the Fall of 2020.

Webster University is also approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to offer coursework and programs that lead to Missouri state educator certification in 32 different areas. Most of these programs are housed in the School of Education, and all certification programs work closely with the School of Education to ensure that candidates seeking these certifications will meet the requirements of the state.

The School of Education also complies with federal policies by submitting annual Title II reports, which report on programs that lead to initial teaching certification (i.e., a first teaching license with the state).

This webpage is designed to share publicly required reports and other documentation related to assessment and accreditation.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires that the School of Education publicly report candidate performance data and other consumer information on its website.

View these reporting measures and their supporting evidence.

DESE APR Summary Reports

Title II Reports


Webster University's School of Education programs are recognized for their excellence and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Additional national recognitions have been awarded to the following graduate programs:

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