CAEP Accredits USI Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education

Seven-Year Extension of Accreditation for University of Southern Indiana’s Educator Preparation Program: Empowering Future Educators for Success in the Classroom

The University of Southern Indiana’s Educator Preparation Program (EPP) has been granted a seven-year extension on its accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The program, which is offered across two colleges, provides majors and minors in areas such as elementary education, special education, early childhood education, mathematics, history and more.

Dr. Tori Colson, Assistant Dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education and Interim Chair of Teacher Education expressed pride in the program’s national recognition. She highlighted the dedication to providing high-quality teacher preparation that empowers graduates to excel in the classroom.

Accreditation not only prepares students for careers in education but also encourages educator preparation programs to engage in continuous self-assessment and evidence-based analysis to enhance their effectiveness. Dr. William Elliott, Interim Dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education underscored the importance of CAEP accreditation in ensuring that teacher education programs at USI deliver quality classroom instruction, meaningful clinical experiences and valuable professional development opportunities.

The renewal of accreditation by CAEP validates the high standards upheld by USI’s Teacher Education Programs, affirming their effectiveness in preparing future educators for their roles in the classroom. For more information on Teacher Education Programs at USI individuals can visit

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