(WASHINGTON – JUNE 28, 2012) Today the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced the appointment of Monique Lynch as the Vice President for Accreditation and Program Review for the new accrediting organization as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) unify. Formal unification of the two organizations is expected sometime during 2013. Prior to this appointment, Lynch served in the role of Vice President for Program Review for NCATE.
Lynch will provide leadership on all CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accreditation pathways and ensure integration between two core functions – accreditation and program review. This new role will provide a seamless integration of CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accreditation functions, while focusing on streamlining processes to increase effectiveness.
"Unifying all accreditation pathways and program review will allow CAEP to better serve preparation providers and our state partners by streamlining and improving our processes," said James G. Cibulka, president of NCATE and CAEP. "With the expertise and leadership that Monique brings to the table, I am confident that CAEP is poised to drive excellence in teacher preparation and add value to all of our stakeholders and the field as a whole."