COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ACCREDITATION
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The College of Education maintains the highest level of accreditation for both its teaching and counseling programs. These highest standards ensure that all of our students receive the best possible education in their chosen field in the United States.
CAEP Teaching Accreditation
Accreditation of the Professional Teacher and Counselor Education (PTCE) unit at Oregon State University (OSU) includes all initial and advanced licensure programs offered by the Cascades and Corvallis campuses (but does not pertain to individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes). The unit was most recently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in the spring of 2023.
In 2009, one hundred years after the beginnings of teacher education at Oregon State University, both the “home base” for OSU education programs (the College of Education) and the engagement of the larger university have been strengthened, resulting in increasing impact on teaching and learning in and out of schools.
OSU teacher education programs now serve about 1,400 students annually including over 500 graduate students. Much of the university is involved in teacher education through the growth of the Education Double Degree whereby all students are completing two degrees concurrently, and more recently through the launch of the BS in Teaching degree offered in Cascades and now on the Corvallis campus. Substantive partnerships with schools, including the Beaverton-OSU Grow-Your-Own Project, are creating more sustainable impact. After a hundred years of teacher education, Oregon State University is well positioned for even greater impact in the century to come.
For information about the CAEP/TSPC report, please contact:
Brian Doore, Director of Data, Accreditation & Assessment: [email protected]
CACREP Counseling Accreditation
The PhD with a Major in Counseling program at Oregon State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through 3/31/2024.
The MCoun with a Major in Counseling: School Counseling program at Oregon State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through 3/31/2024.
The MCoun with a Major in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Oregon State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through 03/31/2024. The CACREP 2016 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.
(For more information, see the 2016 approval letter to President Emeritus Ray)
If you want to become a teacher and have questions about the licensure process or how OSU can help you in your career, contact us. We are here to partner with you to achieve your goals.