Health Education Teacher Education (HETE)
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is a professional accreditor of educator preparation providers (EPPs) that have programs leading to certification/licensure.
In partnership with CAEP, SHAPE America is the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) for health education, and as such, SHAPE America develops the national standards and guidelines for health education teacher education. Within EPPs seeking CAEP accreditation, health education teacher preparation programs leading to initial licensure can apply to CAEP and SHAPE America for SPA program review toward National Recognition.
- The new standards will be ready for the SPA to review Health Education programs seeking National Recognition starting June 2018.
- CAEP provides a two-year transition for programs with upcoming site-visits to align to the new standards. While the new standards will be ready for programs seeking National Recognition starting June 2018, programs submitting initial reports will need to include two implementations of assessment data. Therefore, program reports aligned to the 2018 HETE standards should be submitted for SPA review no earlier than the fall 2019 review cycle.
- Programs can submit reports aligned to the 2008 standards through the spring 2020 review cycle. For any initial reports aligned to the 2008 standards that receive conditions, response-to-conditions reports must continue to align to the same standards. Starting the fall 2020 review cycle, all initial program reports submitted must align to the 2018 National Standards for Initial Health Education Teacher Education.