Partnerships and Accreditations


Maryville University’s School of Education partners with St. Louis area school districts with a focus on renewing teacher education and schooling. Our students are exposed to different cultures and innovative teaching through enriching research, intensive field-based coursework, and strategic clinical placement to fully prepare them in practice in a variety of settings. Maryville is a leader in Missouri and nationally in this collaborative effort.


The School of Education at Maryville is an active participant in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education , the Association for Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education , the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the organizations listed above.


Maryville University’s School of Education is accredited at both the national and the state level.

The Initial Teacher Preparation and Initial School Leader (K-12 Principal) Preparation programs at Maryville University are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP establishes high and rigorous standards for preparation programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for meeting these standards, and requires institutions to demonstrate that teacher candidates know their subject matter and how to teach it effectively to all students. It attests to the commitment and quality of Maryville’s teacher preparation.

The most recent CAEP Accreditation Site Visit occurred in the fall of 2015. A link to the PDF of the final report from that visit may be viewed at the following link:

Initial and Advanced Teacher Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and High School, as well as Initial (K-12 Principal) and Advanced (K-12 Superintendent) School Leader Certification programs at Maryville University are fully accredited by the State of Missouri through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  This accreditation involves a regular process of alignment with state teacher education program standards and compliance with all aspects of appropriate Missouri state law and code.

Performance of Graduates

The School of Education has a Unit and Program Assessment System to ensure the performance of its candidates. Title II of the Higher Education Opportunity Act mandates that the U.S. Department of Education collect data on state assessments, other requirements, and standards for teacher certification and licensure, as well as data on the performance of teacher preparation programs.  Maryville University’s annual Title II report card, including performance on state exams, can be found in the Institutional Report.