142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Shifting Landscape in School Health Accreditation and Its Implications for Faculty, Practitioners and Students

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

M. Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES , Society for Public Health Education, Washington, DC
David A. Birch, PhD, MCHES , Department of Health Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
John Allegrante, PhD , Teacher's College/Columbia University, New York, NY
Alyson Taub, PhD, MCHES , New York University, New York, NY
The National Task Force on Accreditation in Health Education, sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), has been tracking changes in accreditation of professional preparation programs for school health educators for more than five years.  Recently, it formed a special working group to study the changing philosophies and requirements affecting the future accreditation of professional preparation programs in school health education.  The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) unified to form the Council on the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  During the transition from NCATE/TEAC to CAEP, educator preparation programs will have to make decisions about options for re-accreditation.  Given the magnitude of these changes and timelines, it is vital that health education faculty, administrators, practitioners and students are informed about the changes and prepare for future accreditation activities.  This presentation will update the field on the changing landscape in school health education, options for professional preparation programs, and implications for program peer review.  Students should also be informed of these changes in the quality assurance system for school health education so that they can make informed decisions on university/program choices and how state requirements may impact their future employement.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership

Learning Objectives:
Explain the changes occurring in the accreditation of teacher education programs for school health educators. Describe the options and timeline for programs seeking re-accreditation and initial accreditation in school health education

Keyword(s): School-Based Health, Public Health Curricula & Competencies

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Lead the only independent profession-wide organization responsible for the development of standards and accreditation process of school health educators.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.