2021 CAS Annual Report
Looking back at some of the College's success stories from 2021
Three programs within the College of Applied Studies received accreditation
The Ed.S.-School Psychology program has received National Recognition with Conditions from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) until Aug. 2023. The NASP Approval-Conditional status is awarded based on general consistency of the program with critical NASP standards. Work is already underway on program modifications to satisfy the conditions specified in the August decision.
WSU’s Professional Education Unit was granted advanced-level accreditation through Fall 2024 by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in August. WSU met all standards with no stipulations and no areas for improvement. Advanced-level programs are provided at the post-baccalaureate or graduate levels leading to licensure, certification, or endorsement. These programs are designed to develop P-12 teachers who have already completed an initial-licensure program, currently licensed administrators, or other certified school professionals for employment in P-12 schools/districts.
The M.Ed.-Counseling program has been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through Oct. 2029. Specifically, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling received accreditation without conditions in a July decision by CACREP. This review marked the program’s initial application for CACREP recognition.