Heidelberg’s strong focus on equity, inclusion and diversity in the Educator Preparation Program empowers our teacher candidates to be cutting-edge, PreK-12 teachers. At Heidelberg, we believe every child deserves an excellent teacher and that begins with a high quality teacher preparation experience. Below see all of the possibilities at Heidelberg to be an innovative, effective PreK-12 licensed teacher.
Educator Preparation Quality Assurance and CAEP Accountability Measures
Heidelberg’s strong focus on equity, inclusion and diversity in the Educator Preparation Program empowers our teacher candidates to be cutting-edge, PreK-12 teachers. At Heidelberg, we believe every child deserves an excellent teacher and that begins with a high quality teacher preparation experience. Heidelberg University’s Education Preparation Programs (EPPs) are accredited by CAEP, The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CAEP ensures the quality of Heidelberg’s candidates and Heidelberg’s EPP through an accrediting, external review. All CAEP licensure programs, as listed above, are accredited by CAEP through Spring 2026.
Heidelberg’s EPP submits annual reports and data in alignment to metrics and measures to the Ohio Department of Higher Education and CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) as the means of ensuring high quality teacher preparation and continuous improvement. CAEP identifies eight measures to provide information to the public on the impact of Education Preparation Programs, program outcomes and consumer information. CAEP, for the 2020-21 academic year, requires 4 accountability measures that are used to help Education Preparation Programs (EPP’s) use program data to analyze program effectiveness and provide information on Heidelberg’s program outcomes and impact.
CAEP Accountability Measures (Initial)
CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) requires four accountability measures which are used to provide information on program outcome and program impact. Below are the four reporting measures for our initial educator preparation programs for the 2020-21 academic year with links to data tables that provide supporting evidence for each measure, including the ODHE reports.
Measure 1: Completer Effectiveness and Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component R4.1)
- Resident Educator 2 Year Survey
- Heidelberg EPP Graduates have seen success in many ways. The following stories show the success our graduates have beyond Heidelberg.
Measure 2: Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement (Component R4.2 | R5.3)
- Employer Survey results
- Involvement of stakeholder involvement (For more documentation of stakeholder involvement see our annual reports)
Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Program Completion (R3.3)
- Teacher licensure tests
Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared
- Employment and other professional