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2020 Call for TESOL/CAEP Reviewers

Get Involved! Serve as a TESOL/CAEP Reviewer

Increase your professional expertise and help advance the field by becoming a TESOL/CAEP program reviewer!

As a volunteer program reviewer, you will lend your expertise by reviewing TESOL program reports submitted by institutions seeking accreditation in the United States by the Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All program review activity is conducted online, and reviewers are supported by staff from TESOL International Association and CAEP.


In addition to the unique opportunity to increase your professional expertise, other potential benefits include
  • Professional service and experience useful for tenure or performance reviews, merit pay, and resume/curriculum vitae
  • Professional service that meets the criteria in the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
  • Multiple networking opportunities with TESOL professionals from around the globe
  • Recognition at the TESOL International Convention &  English Language Expo
  • Opportunities to learn about the strong and creative work being done in programs in a range of contexts


  • All trainings must be completed before participating in a review.
    • Participate in a 90 minute webinar for new reviewers on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 3pm ET
      Attend a full-day training session on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at the TESOL convention in Denver, Colorado, USA
    • Complete a follow-up assignment demonstrating knowledge of CAEP review process 
  • Complete CAEP's Conflict of Interest form each review cycle to indicate your availability.
  • Participate in up to 3 collaborative program reviews per cycle, as assigned
  • Maintain membership in TESOL International Association 


  • Five or more years of experience and expertise in the field of teaching, administration, teacher education, research, and/or program evaluation for English language learners in the United States.
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with the 2018 TESOL P-12 Professional Teaching Standards
  • Current member of TESOL International Association.
  • Knowledge about interpretation of data, performance-based assessment, use of rating scales and rubrics, and analysis of written information.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to make reasoned professional judgments about educational programs.
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to interact with team members in a courteous and collegial manner, and the ability to work toward consensus in team deliberations.
  • Computer literacy, particularly word-processing skills and collaborative web-based technology.
  • Internet, email, and phone access.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Stamina!


Up to 10 volunteer program reviewers will be selected. Online applications will be accepted until 23 February 2020, and all applicants will be advised of their status by 2 March 2020. To apply, please fill out the online application.

If you have any questions, please contact

Anita Bright 
TESOL SPA Coordinator