Accreditation

Teacher Education Program Credential Information

Accreditation by external agencies assures a high-quality educator preparation program committed to continuous improvement and based on established standards. The UIW Teacher Education Program proudly holds state and national accreditation.

 

National Accreditation

The University of the Incarnate Word is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Teacher Education Department was first accredited by AAQQEP in Spring 2022, with full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2028. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and have demonstrated a commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-Elementary
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-Secondary and Biology (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-Secondary and Chemistry (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-Secondary and English (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-Secondary and History (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-Secondary and Mathematics (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-All Level and Art (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-All Level and Kinesiology (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-All Level and Spanish (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education-All Level and Theater (dual majors)
  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education, with Education Minor
 

State Accreditation

The UIW Teacher Education Department offers degree programs to prepare Texas certified teachers. Graduates of the UIW Teacher Education Program meet state licensure requirements established by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Dreeben School of Education was first accredited by the TEA in January 1973 and maintains accreditation. The most recent Continuing Approval Compliance Audit was conducted in December 2015. The Teacher Education Program's upcoming program review will be conducted in spring 2022.

Texas Education Code: TEC §21.044 (e)(3)

Accreditation ratings are issued annually and are available on the TEA Accountability System for Education Preparation webpage. The UIW Teacher Education Program's performance for the past five years is provided.


UIW Accreditation Status This table displays the years and performance of the UIW Teacher Education Program.
Academic years Performance Rating
2023-2024 Pending
2022-2023 Accredited
2021-2022 Accredited
2020-2021 Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster
2019-2020 Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster

Certification exam passing rates are reported for each academic year and reflect the teacher candidates' pass rates within two attempts.

This table displays the years and performance of the UIW Teacher Education Program.
Academic Years Consent Certification Exams Passing Rate PPR Certification Exams Passing Rate
2023-2024 Pending Pending
2022-2023 82% 100%
2021-2022 98% 100%
2020-2021 97% 100%
2019-2020 95% 96%
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) posts information about the state's educator preparation programs, including UIW on their website: Consumer Information About Texas Educator Preparation Programs.

Texas Education Code: TEC §21.044 (e)(3)

The UIW Teacher Education Program provides the following resources to inform prospective and current teacher candidates of the state and national educator workforce needs and shortage areas.