Call for Public Comments on Proposed CAEP Standards Revisions

The TESOL/CAEP P–12 Teacher Education Program standards address the professional expertise needed by ESL educators to work with language minority students. The Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) uses these performance-based standards for national recognition of teacher education programs and can be used to assess programs that prepare and license P–12 ESL educators, as well as other teacher educator programs. The current set of TESOL/CAEP Standards for P–12 Teacher Education Programs were ​last revised in 2009 and are currently being updated.

CAEP requires that these standards be revised every 7-8 years. TESOL now invites your feedback on the current draft of proposed standards. Below, you will find some background information on the standards, a copy of the proposed standards to review, and a link to a survey where you can submit your comments online. The questions asked in the survey are also available to download for your consideration prior to submitting your feedback online. 

Comments must be submitted through the online survey (link below) ​by 11:59 pm EST on 1 March 2017

Resources to Assist Public ​Feedback

TESOL Connections: TESOL Initiates Revision of P-12 Professional Teaching Standards

TESOL P-12 Professional Standards Revision ​Draft for Public Comment

Downloadable copy of questions asked in the online feedback survey     

Online Survey to Submit Public Feedback and Comments

All comments must be submitted through this online survey by 11:59 pm EST on 1 March 2017