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Alphabet soup this morning but an important message nonetheless...

The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) is an advocacy organization for social studies education and a part of the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference.

Please find the message below from NCSS Executive Director Lawrence M. Paska on updates to 2013 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards:

Dear CUFA Members:

As you may know, NCSS is a specialized professional association (SPA) of CAEP - the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. NCSS's own National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers were reviewed and approved by CAEP, and are used in educator preparation program reviews conducted by NCSS volunteers. I also serve on the CAEP Board of Directors, representing SPA's like ours.

CAEP has just announced its approved changes to the 2013 CAEP Standards for educator preparation. (These standards are separate from NCSS' discipline-specific standards.) According to a new CAEP press release, "The CAEP Board of Directors has approved changes to the 2013 CAEP Standards for educator preparation. The CAEP Standards guide the nation's top schools of education, those that are CAEP accredited, in preparing future K-12 teachers. The changes the Board approved include streamlining language, strengthening emphasis on technology, equity, and diversity. The revised standards are in effect for providers with visits in spring 2022."

Attached please find the 2022 initial standards and the press release. Please share both widely with your networks.

NCSS is working with CAEP staff to provide a special webinar that describes the revised standards to all interested members. More details on that program are coming soon.

Sincerely,
Lawrence M. Paska, Ph.D., Executive Director

Happy holidays and here's to a great (better?) 2021. Best wishes, stay well and keep safe.
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