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Memberships and Accreditations

Accreditations

The programs offered by the Missouri Baptist University School of Education are accredited at both the state and national levels.

  • The teacher, library media specialist, counselor, and administrator programs of the School of Education at Missouri Baptist University are fully accredited by the State of Missouri through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE): Directory of Approved Programs.
  •  The Teacher Education Program at MBU is nationally accredited at the initial-licensure level by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation status is effective between Fall 2018 and Fall 2025. The next site visit will take place in Spring 2025.
    Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    1140 19th St NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 223-0077
    http://www.caepnet.org/
  • In addition, MBU’s music education program is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/.

Memberships

The Missouri Baptist University School of Education holds memberships in the following professional education organizations:

Title II

The School of Education has a comprehensive assessment system to ensure the performance of its candidates. Title II of the Higher Education Opportunity Act mandates that the U.S. Department of Education collect data on state assessments, other requirements, and standards for teacher certification and licensure, as well as data on the performance of teacher preparation programs.  Missouri Baptist University’s annual Title II report card is available at the link below.

First and Second Year Teachers

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education surveys beginning teachers and their principals annually regarding educator preparation program effectiveness. DESE has also begun surveying first year school counselors and principals as well as their supervisors.

Annual Performance Report for Educator Preparation Programs

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education began publishing the Annual Performance Report for Educator Preparation Programs in 2016.  For more information visit https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/educator-preparation.