Dr. James Maddirala, an Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education professor, has been appointed to the International Committee of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Maddirala’s two-year term began this month. “I am honored by this appointment and look forward to working on this committee,” he said.
The International Committee will develop and propose to the board policies for CAEP’s activities outside the U.S. The committee also will identify international best practices in educator preparation and share findings with the Research Committee.
Mary Brabeck, chair of the CAEP board of directors, said there was a high level of interest in CAEP service, with more than 600 applicants applying for 78 vacancies.
“This is an unprecendented opportunity to truly shape CAEP as the new accrediting body for educator preparation through service within its permanent governance structure,” Brabeck said in Maddirala’s confirmation letter.
CAEP’s mission is to advance excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. More than 900 educator preparation providers will initially participate in the CAEP accreditation system, which serves all providers currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
The Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education is part of JSU’s College of Education and Human Development.