SHAPE America Provides Program Review With National Recognition for CAEP Accreditation

SHAPE America is the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) for CAEP accreditation of PETE and HETE programs. In addition to providing training and support to help educator preparation providers (EPPs) complete the process and receive National Recognition, we also offer an opportunity for higher education professionals to serve as program report reviewers.

Upcoming Live Webinars

January 19 — 4:00 p.m. ET

Developing Key Assessments in PETE Programs

This workshop style webinar will focus on helping attendees to develop assessments that align with the 2017 National Standards for Initial Physical Education Teacher Education. Presenters will go over how to ensure assessment descriptions, scoring guides, and minimal levels of proficiency align with the intent of the indicated standard/component. You don’t want to miss this small group, intimate experience to go over your assessments with SHAPE America SPA auditors! Register Now

This is a two-part series:

  • Part 1- January 19 at 4:00pm — 5:30pm ET
  • Part 2- January 26 at 4:00pm — 5:30pm ET

March 2 — 4:00 p.m. ET

How to Prepare a Response to Conditions Report

This webinar will focus on helping attendees prepare a Response to Conditions report in the SPA review process through CAEP. SHAPE America auditors will lead the webinar and review common problems they see when reviewing program reports and how to correct them. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask specific questions regarding their reports. Attendees are welcome to bring their final decision reports to the webinar to have specific questions answered. Register Now

On-Demand Webinars

The following webinars were previously recorded and are available on demand.

CAEP SPA Program Reviewer Training for HETE and PETE - Part 1 and 2

This training is for individuals who are interested in becoming a PETE or HETE SPA reviewer for SHAPE America. SPA reviewers are responsible for completing program review reports in advance of deadlines assigned by CAEP staff and SPA coordinators. This training will go over the details and responsibilities for SPA program reviewers.

CAEP SPA Program Report Prep for HETE and PETE Programs

This webinar is for program coordinators who are responsible for preparing PETE or HETE program reports. The webinar will review the types of evidence that must be submitted with reports and will be facilitated by SHAPE America program reviewers and auditors. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get clarity on how to write program reports.

CAEP SPA Program Reviewer Refresher Webinar

This webinar is for PETE and HETE program report reviewers who have gone through the SPA reviewer training in the past, but who would like to be refreshed on the process and responsibilities. This will not go into as much detail as the CAEP SPA Reviewer Training on September 16.

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More Information

For questions regarding SHAPE America’s role as a SPA and the PETE/HETE program review process, EPPs may contact Michelle Carter at

For questions on program review requirements as part of the CAEP accreditation process, EPPs may contact CAEP at

Requesting Shells

Institutions can request shells for programs by logging into the Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). Instructions for requesting shells can be found here.

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