National Accreditation

Comment Invited on Ohio Wesleyan’s Teacher-Education Program

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Education will host an accreditation visit Nov. 4-6 by examiners from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In advance of the visit, interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the examiners before Oct. 22.

Recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, CAEP is a uniform accreditation system that seeks to raise the performance of all providers focused on educator preparation. Currently, more than 850 educator preparation providers participate in the system. Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Education has been nationally accredited since 2006.

For those who wish to provide written statements, comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered by Ohio Wesleyan, and should specify the party’s relationship to the OWU Department of Education, such as graduate, present or former faculty member, or employer of university graduates.

Copies of all correspondence received will be submitted to Ohio Wesleyan for comment prior to the review. Per CAEP guidelines, no anonymous testimony will be considered. To submit comments, please mail them to the address below or email them to

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. Learn more at

Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Education offers majors in early childhood (preK-grade 3), middle childhood (grades 4-9), and special education as well as Integrated Science for Teachers. It offers minors in adolescence to young adult (grades 7-12) and in multi-age (preK-grade 12) education, with possible licensure in several different areas. Learn more at

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at