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Accreditation

Lewis & Clark is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Lewis & Clark is a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities. Lewis & Clark is on the approved lists of the American Chemical Society and the American Association of University Women. 

Graduate programs in education and counseling psychology are approved and accredited by the following associations and agencies:

*The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits our Professional Mental Health Counseling and Professional Mental Health Counseling—Addictions specialization under their 2016 standards.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has Annual Reporting Measures used to provide information to the public on both program outcome and program impact. 

Please note: Annual updates to these data are made during spring term of the current AY.

Following is the list of CAEP measures with links to information that provide supporting evidence for each measure:

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)

The provider documents multiple growth measures that completers contribute to student learning.  

Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

The provider demonstrates that completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the preparation experiences were designed to achieve.  

Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Components 4.3 & A.4.1)

The provider demonstrates that employers are satisfied with completers’ preparation and that completers reach employment milestones such as promotion and retention. 

The Oregon Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (OACTE) commissions an annual statewide employer survey. The survey is distributed to all Oregon employers of initial licensure program completers within the completers’ first two years as contracted teachers. The survey was first commissioned in 2014, and has been conducted annually since 2016. 

OACTE has not surveyed employers of advanced program completers. Lewis & Clark is currently piloting an institution-specific survey of these employers.

Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers (Components 4.4 & A.4.2)

The provider demonstrates that program completers perceive their preparation as relevant to the responsibilities they confront on the job, and that the preparation was effective.

Measure 5: Graduation rates from educator preparation programs

Graduation rates provided for degree-granting programs at the initial and advanced levels.

Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements

Licensure rates for initial programs. Annual updates to these data are made during spring term of the current AY.

Exam Scores

Title II Reports

Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they were prepared (Initial and Advanced Levels)

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) compiles annual institutional profiles for initial teacher licensure programs in the state of Oregon, for their Teach in Oregon website. Employment rate is included among the metrics in the profile. Annual updates to these data are made during spring term of the current AY.

Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information (Initial & Advanced Levels)

 

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