Cannon-Clary College of Education
The Cannon-Clary College of Education is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from 2016 to 2023. This accreditation includes the following sites: Searcy, Northwest Arkansas Professional Center, North Little Rock Professional Center, and Mid-South Professional Center. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
Previously, the Cannon-Clary College of Education was continuously accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since the initial visit in 1961.
The Cannon-Clary College of Education has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement. CAEP is the sole national accreditor for educator preparation nationwide.
Transparency in Performance
The Cannon-Clary College of Education is committed to providing evidence on the quality of our educator preparation programs. This section provides information regarding state licensure test pass rates, completer GPA trends, graduation/retention rates, initial licensure completer placement rates in Arkansas public schools, case study summary of completer impact in K-12 classroom, survey results, and loan default rates.
In addition, the Cannon Clary College of Education is annually required to provide federal reports on program completers and currently enrolled candidates (Title II) and file an annual accreditation report to the Council of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition, the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education also requires the annual EPPQR (Educator Preparation Provider Quality Report).