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.

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National Standards & Guidelines for Initial Health Education

The current National Standards for Initial Health Education Teacher Education is firmly supported by the common roles and responsibilities of professional practices in Health Education. Additionally, a concerted effort was made to capture the knowledge and skills that are unique to newly prepared health education teacher preparation candidates.

2018


  • 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.

  • March 2015 – First meeting with HETE Standards Revision Task Force
  • September 2015 – First draft completed for public review
  • October 2015 – Opportunities for public feedback and consensus

    • Standards draft distributed in an online survey via Survey Monkey
    • Poster Presentation at American School Health Association (ASHA)
    • Presentation at SHAPE America PETE & HETE Conference

  • March 2016 – Second draft completed, including revisions based on public comment and Survey Monkey results
  • March - April 2016 – Opportunities for public feedback and consensus

    • Second draft distributed in an online survey via Survey Monkey
    • Presentation at SHAPE America National Convention & Expo

  • July 2016 – Final draft completed for submission to CAEP, including revisions based on public comment and Survey Monkey results
  • October 2016 – Received motion from CAEP Standards Advisory Committee
  • November 2016 – Resubmitted standards to CAEP, incorporating feedback from the advisory committee

    • Revised rubrics
    • Updated standards language to more thoroughly encompass corresponding components
    • Increased language in standards and components to enhance the cross-cutting themes of diversity and technology

  • November 2016 – Received motion from CAEP Standards Advisory Committee approving the standards with the condition to further strengthen rubrics
  • December 2016 – Standards conditionally approved by CAEP Board of Directors
  • February 2017 – Completed updates to Rubrics

    • Final edits to rubrics prior to resubmission to CAEP

  • February 2017 – Outlined plans for developing the publication of the National HETE Standards
  • June 2017 – Resubmitted rubrics to CAEP, incorporating feedback from the advisory committee


2008

Initial Health Education Teacher Education Standards


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For additional information about these standards
or the program review process please contact:
SPA Coordinator - Joe Halowich, Jhalowich@shapeamerica.org
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Initial HETE Standards
Revision Task Force


Kelly M. Boyd (Chair) East Stroudsburg University
Sarah Benes Merrimack College
Mary C. Connolly Cambridge College
Irene Cucina Plymouth State University
Brett Fuller Milwaukee Public Schools
Joe Halowich SHAPE America
Shelley Hamill Winthrop University

For more information about the program review timeline and review process please visit the CAEP website