Accreditation

Title II

Under Sec 205-208 of Title II of the Higher Education Act, the Farrington College of Education compiles an annual report on the programs that prepare teachers. Using the Institution and Program Report Card the college reports out on admissions requirements, number of candidates enrolled in the programs, and program completers. The college also provides goals on training candidates in shortage areas, how well candidates perform on licensure test, and areas where technology are being incorporated.

Select the link below to view reports:

 

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Isabelle Farrington College of Education is accredited through CAEP.  For CAEP accreditation information and national recognition status, visit http://www.caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Sacred+Heart+University&c=Fairfield&s=CT 

CAEP Accreditation Visit - February 25-27, 2018
The Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on February 25-27, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

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

or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org 

Such comments must be received by CAEP by January 12, 2018 and be based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.

  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.

  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Connecticut State Department of Education

Sacred Heart University‚Äôs Isabelle Farrington College of Education is approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education.  For further information, see http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/Cert/guides/ap_ed_prep_prgms.pdf