Accreditation & Outcomes

View information and student outcomes pertaining to accreditation. 


The University of South Dakota’s initial licensure and advanced programs in teacher education are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

CAEP Annual Report

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP Action Letter

CAEP Accreditation Report

Initial and Advanced Programs

Other degree programs offered by the School of Education have also earned accreditation from various accreditation agencies.

Our Philosophy

The mission of the School of Education at the University of South Dakota is to prepare and support reflective professionals and leaders by creating, sharing, and applying knowledge.

Inspiring and Leading through Excellence in Education.

  1. Inspiring: preparing candidates to realize their professional potentials.
  2. Leading: preparing candidates who have the knowledge, skills and professional dispositions to advocate for learners, align support systems, and facilitate the work of others to foster success.
  3. Excellence: preparing candidates who improve lives through evidence-based best practice, exemplifying the highest ethical and professional standards.

Title II

The Title II Reports provide information concerning the quality of teacher preparation programs. Included in the reports are pass rates on required standardized tests and completer numbers from the teacher education program. A three year archive of reports will be listed by 2023. *Past reports available upon request. 

Included in the Title II report are:

  • Number of junior/senior students in teacher education programs, all specializations
  • Number of students in supervised student teaching
  • Total number of weeks of supervised student teaching
  • Average total number of hours required
  • Standardized testing pass rates

Title II Report