Educator Quality

The University of Florida is committed to creating a professional education community that reflects the rich diversity of the state and nation. All programs in the EPP benefit from the richness of a multicultural student body, faculty, and staff who can learn from one another. Such diversity empowers and inspires respect and understanding. Explicit consideration of democratic values, including the value of equitable access and use of technology, requires inquiry into critical educational and human problems and the creation of solutions that will make a difference for children and communities. The University of Florida aspires to strengthen the human condition and improve the quality of life for all.

All educator preparation programs are guided by the notion that reflective, technologically proficient professionals create, organize, and disseminate knowledge, promote democratic values, and serve diverse communities.

The University of Florida’s educator preparation programs were granted full, continued accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and continued approval by the Florida Department of Education in 2010. Examiners cited exceptional strengths in faculty teaching and research, high-quality students, statewide outreach and school-improvement partnerships, and diversity efforts in faculty and student recruitment. The College has been continuously accredited since NCATE’s founding in 1954. In July 2013, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) replaced NCATE as the new accrediting body for educator preparation programs. The College received CAEP accreditation in 2017.


CAEP Eight (8) Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP requires that providers document results from monitoring and using the 8 required Annual Reporting Measures. Performance and outcomes of UF’s education completers are measured and reported annually. The College of Education has at least one mechanism in place to capture data for each of the 8 required measures. Please select the measure below to learn more about UF’s program completers.

Impact measures:

  1. P-12 student learning/development
  2. Observations of teaching effectiveness
  3. Employer satisfaction and completer persistence
  4. Completer satisfaction

Outcome measures:

  1. Completer or graduation rate
  2. Licensure rate
  3. Employment rate
  4. Consumer information