Accreditation and Assessment

Annual Reporting Measures

The University of Mary Washington College of Education’s Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is currently accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.  In Spring of 2019 a report was submitted to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for re-accreditation.  The CAEP review of that report was completed and UMW has been awarded full accreditation for the accreditation term of October 26, 2020 – December 21, 2027.

Link to CAEP:  Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (

CAEP Accreditation Letter

Program Data for CAEP

The College of Education annually reports data to CAEP as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.  This data relates to the satisfaction of our graduates, their employment and other factors (Note: “I” refers to initial licensure; “A” refers to advanced endorsements for licensed educators*)

CAEP sets forth eight annual reporting measures for institutions that informs the public on program impact and outcomes. The following is a list of the eight annual measures, and links to files that document UMW’s performance on each measure:

  1. Impact on P-12 learning and development
  2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness
  3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
  4. Satisfaction of completers
  5. Graduation rates
  6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements
  7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared
  8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information