BTC's Pursuit of International Accreditation
Council for the
Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
The Bahrain Teachers
College (BTC) is in the middle of its application for accreditation from the
US-based Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is
the main accreditor of teachers colleges in the US, and increasingly around the
world. Many teachers colleges in the Gulf region have
obtained it or are in the process, like BTC, of obtaining it.
accreditation do for a teachers college?
demonstrates the international quality of the college's preparation of
teachers, school leaders, and other educational professionals. It shows the college's impact, and it holds the college
accountable to ensuring that its main focus is on the preparation of quality
Many countries do
not have teacher education accreditors that will review and accredit colleges
outside their own country. CAEP does so as it wishes to have an international
impact. Of all
teacher education accreditors around the world that will review and bestow
accreditation on colleges outside their home country, CAEP is considered to be
the best and most rigorous. To become accredited by CAEP will be an important accomplishment.
When will BTC become
The process for CAEP accreditation requires
multiple years of work, with a minimum of three years of data collection and
analysis. As the
graphic shows, BTC is currently about 40% of the way there. The site visit will
take place in February 2022. After the site visit, BTC will be notified of its
accreditation status by CAEP.
Please check back on
this page frequently to see updates about the college's pursuit of CAEP