Education Department Receives Perfect Accreditation Evaluation
Submitted on June 14, 2021
Georgetown College’s education department has received a perfect evaluation from the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the College’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In recognition of this achievement, the College also received a 2021 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement award from CAEP.
“This outcome is extraordinary—it is every institution’s dream to receive a perfectly clean reaffirmation from its accreditor,” said Provost and Dean of the College Dr. Rosemary Allen. “We earned that perfect outcome as a result of the tireless work of the entire Education team, and thanks to the experienced leadership of our Dean of Education, Dr. Jason Reeves.”
CAEP is the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. In order to achieve accreditation, departments must pass peer review on five standards. The College met all standards in these five areas with no areas for improvement noted.
“I am very fortunate to have been a part of the successful leadership team for the Georgetown College Department of Education’s affirmation efforts with CAEP and the KY Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB),” said Dean of Education Dr. Jason Reeves. “The faculty, staff, students, and P-12 partners of the Department remain committed to excellence in educator preparation. A special note of appreciation is also due to the Executive Administration of Georgetown College for their support of these efforts.”
The education department’s accreditation by CAEP is valid from Spring 2021 until Spring 2028.