Title II and CAEP Accreditation
The Michael D. Huckabee School of Education at Ouachita Baptist University is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This Accreditation status is effective between fall 2017 and fall 2023. The next site visit will take place in spring 2023.
CAEP Accredited Programs
Initial Licensure Programs:
- Elementary Education (K-6)
- Middle School Education (4-8)
- English/Social Studies
- Math/Social Studies
- Science/Social Studies
- Art Education (K-12)
- Drama/Speech (K-12)
- Kinesiology Teaching – Physical Education and Health (K-12)
- Music Education – Choral (K-12)
- Music Education – Instrumental (K-12)
- Secondary Education (7-12)
- Social Studies
In addition, these programs satisfy licensure requirements for the state of Arkansas. Licensure regulations vary by state, but Ouachita graduates routinely have their license reciprocated in other states.
Annual Reporting Measure
Testing required for licensure in the state of Arkansas is integrated with our teacher education program. Program completers must meet Arkansas minimum scores on all required tests. For admission to the Professional Semester with student teaching, candidates must successfully complete Praxis II content tests.
While candidates may take the required tests more than once, the 39 candidates who completed student teaching in 2020-2021 had a 92% pass rate on Praxis II and 100% on PLT (additional test scores pending due to COVID) and a cumulative GPA average of 3.548.
See the following links regarding 2020-2021 information:
Additional Data for Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement
Arkansas Educator Preparation Provider Quality Report Summary for 2021
- In ratings provided by the novice teachers about their college preparation based on the four TESS domains, Ouachita (n=18) posted a 3.56 on a scale of 1-4 (Ineffective to Highly Effective).
- Ouachita was one of two universities with above a 96% pass rate on the required Praxis tests.
- The state rated four distinct areas addressing teacher shortage fields, efforts to recruit minorities, partnerships with public schools, and implementation of Science of Reading concepts (exceeds, meets, or does not meet expectations). Ouachita rated “meets” in shortage fields and “exceeds” in recruitment, partnerships, and Science of Reading.