On October 23, 2022, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) granted Martin University's Department of Teacher Education program accreditation with stipulations at the initial-licensure level. This accreditation is effective between fall 2022 and fall 2024. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) would like to congratulate the faculty, staff, and administration at Martin University for their hard work and dedication to our future educators.
The accreditation process is long and arduous; for an institution to be granted accreditation by CAEP, a number of criteria must be met. These criteria include standards related to curriculum quality, student achievement, faculty qualifications, student support services, and more. According to Dr. Sean L. Huddleston, President, and CEO of Martin University, "It is no small feat to receive such an accolade from CAEP. This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and diligence of Martin University's faculty, staff, and administration that they have achieved this recognition."
This accreditation aims to ensure that Martin University students who graduate from the university's Department of Teacher Education are prepared to become successful educators in the state of Indiana. This accreditation will assure that those who complete their program will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to teach effectively in Indiana classrooms. Additionally, students may be eligible for licensure before graduating if they meet all other requirements by IDOE's Office of Educator Licensing & Development (OELD).
In addition to assuring that graduates are prepared to teach in Indiana classrooms upon graduation from Martin University's program, students should also know that this accreditation will open up new career opportunities both inside and outside education. Those who earn their degree from our accredited institution may find themselves in positions such as school administrators or curriculum designers due to their enhanced credentials.
We extend our congratulations once again to all involved at Martin University's Department of Teacher Education on achieving this initial-licensure level accreditation! This recognition reflects the institutions' commitment to providing high-quality education and preparing our future educators for success in Indiana's schools. We look forward to seeing what accomplishments come out of the department over these next two years!