Madonna College of Education Earns Seven-year Accreditation

January 11, 2017

LIVONIA, Mich. – Madonna University’s College of Education recently was granted an initial seven-year accreditation, the longest possible, by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

The Council determined that Madonna’s undergraduate and graduate teacher education degree programs met all five standards for accreditation, with no areas for improvement. “This is a wonderful testament to the dedication and hard work of the faculty and staff in our College of Education,” said Madonna University President Michael Grandillo. “The dean, professors and staff, in the College, all share a true passion for education and they pass that on to their students as they prepare them to teach the next generation of learners.” 

The next accreditation visit to Madonna University by CAEP will be Fall 2023. 

About Madonna:  In 1954, Madonna received approval from the Michigan Board of Education for teacher certification. The College of Education has been continuously accredited since 1972, when it was first accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). More than 6,800 educators across the country call Madonna University their alma mater. The Michigan Department of Education consistently gives Madonna’s teacher education programs exemplary status. The two-newest graduate programs – Education Specialist and Higher Education and Student Affairs – will help meet the needs of working teachers by enhancing their teaching skills or preparing them for leadership and administrative roles. Follow this link for more information about Madonna University’s teacher education programs

About CAEP: The Council advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

Previously, Madonna University was accredited by NCATE through 2016. In 2013, CAEP became the single national accreditor for educator preparation and adopted a new generation of educator preparation standards that moved beyond inputs.