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Teacher Ed. Accreditation Group Ousts Founding President

By Stephen Sawchuk — May 12, 2015 1 min read

The board of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, now the sole national accreditor of teacher-preparation programs, made an unexpected move last week to replace the group’s founding president, James G. Cibulka.

Christopher Koch, until recently Illinois’ superintendent of schools, will serve as CAEP’s interim president while a search for a new president is launched, the organization said in a release.

It gave no explanation for the change in leadership. CAEP, however, has had a rocky few months. It has been criticized for a disorganized piloting of its new accreditation standards. And the major association representing teacher colleges has already signaled that it wants revisions to some of those standards.

Mr. Cibulka, a former dean of the college of education at the University of Kentucky, was initially tapped in 2008 to lead the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, one of two predecessors to CAEP. As the president of NCATE and CAEP, he launched several initiatives, including a report calling on the field to increase the amount of hands-on student-teaching and the creation of the panel charged with writing the new standards.

He was also one of the negotiators during a 2012 attempt to craft new federal regulations for teacher preparation. In that role, he had a hand in brokering compromises between two factions that, broadly speaking, supported or opposed the U.S. Department of Education’s proposals. The negotiations ultimately broke down, and the department released its own draft in November.

A version of this article appeared in the May 13, 2015 edition of Education Week as Teacher Ed. Accreditation Group Ousts Founding President

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