Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education* (NCATE) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools* (NCA).  All degree programs that lead to state licensure are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education* (ISBE).  In addition, the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and the Ph.D. in School Psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association* (APA).


Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

CAEP Accreditation



Loyola University Chicago School of Education is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from October 14-16, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting 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 University (i.e., student, alumni, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered. 

The public is invited to submit written testimony to:

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




All comments must be received prior to August 31, 2018.


Such comments must be within the specified period and 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.

The U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize NCATE as a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation. NCATE is a coalition of 33 member organizations of teachers, teacher educators, content specialists, and local and state policy makers. All are committed to quality teaching, and together, the coalition represents over 3 million individuals

NCATE is the teaching profession’s organization to help establish high quality teacher, specialist, and administrator preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.



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Contact information:

  • American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation:
       750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 336-5979
  • Illinois State Board of Education
       100 N. 1st Street • Springfield, IL 62777, (866) 262-6663 
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
        2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 466-7496
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
        2520 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 600, Alpharetta, GA 30009, (888) 413-3669