CAEP Workshop

Preparing Your TESOL P-12 Teacher Education Program for NCATE/CAEP National Recognition

8:30 am–Noon, Tuesday, 5 April 2016. An individual one-hour consulting session is also available in the afternoon.

Where: 2016 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Baltimore, MD

Who Should Attend: Faculty and staff from TESOL P-12 teacher education programs at U.S. post-secondary institutions seeking NCATE/CAEP national recognition.

What is required of TESOL P–12 teacher education programs in the U.S. to receive NCATE/CAEP national recognition? This workshop will cover the national recognition in detail, including a review of the TESOL P-12 Teacher Education Program Standards that are used as part of the national recognition process. Participants will be provided detailed information and tips on how to prepare the program for the national recognition process, and how to develop their institution’s program report.

Prior to attending the workshop, participants should acquaint themselves with the standards and guidance documents.

AGENDA: 8:30 am–12 pm
Participants from university programs will be grouped alongside program reviewers, providing an opportunity to learn the criteria used to evaluate TESOL program reports.

The agenda includes:

  • Information and overview of the TESOL P–12 ESL Teacher Education Program Standards
  • Overview of NCATE/CAEP review process
  • Preparing the program report (e.g., timelines, data collection, evidence, institutional responsibilities)
  • Collecting and presenting performance evidence (e.g., measuring standards)
  • Questions and answers

Participants can receive individualized feedback on their program’s data through a private, one-hour session with an expert program reviewer. Survey results have shown that programs have a greater chance of attaining NCATE/CAEP recognition after their first submission of a program report by attending both the workshop and a private consulting session.

Participants attending a private consulting session should bring all relevant materials from their program, including two copies of sample assessments, and any rubrics and aggregated data.

Discounts are available for institutions sending more than one participant.


Before 22 January

Before 22 February

On site

First registrant from institution




Second registrant from institution




One-hour consulting session




Register online here.

For more information, please contact Diane Staehr Fenner, TESOL/CAEP Program Coordinator.