Preparing Your TESOL P-12 Teacher Education
What is required of TESOL P–12 teacher education programs in the U.S. to receive CAEP national recognition? This workshop address 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 their programs 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.
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 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
Optional Private Afternoon Consulting Session
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 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.