The Division of Education at Mayville State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from April 5-7, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, etc.). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

We invite you to submit written testimony to: CAEP, 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, or by email to:

CAEP accepts written comments from stakeholders up to six (6) weeks before the site visit (Deadline: February 22, 2020) and provides these comments to the Division of Education. Such comments must be based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, Educator Preparation Programs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.

As part of the accreditation process, the Division of Education has completed a self-study report and you are invited to review the report on the MSU Teacher Education website. Questions about the self-study report may be directed to: Dr. Sarah K. Anderson, Accreditation Coordinator, 701-788-4829,; or Dr. Andi Dulski-Bucholz, Dean & Chair of the Division of Education, 701-788-4833,