Kent State University’s Deaf Education program is accredited by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) through 2021, as well as by NCATE/CAEP through 2023. 


About CED

CED is an accrediting agency for programs that prepare teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students. Kent State's Deaf Education program is on a six-year review cycle. 

Please also note that Kent State's educator preparation programs are accredited by NCATE/CAEP. The Deaf Education program is also recognized through its Specialized Professional Association: the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Accreditation Standards

The CED standards

  1. Curriculum for Core Programs at Provisional Certification Level
  2. Faculty for Core Programs at the Initial Level
  3. Candidates in Core Programs at the Initial Level
  4. Resources and Facilities for Core Programs at the Initial Level
  5. Evaluation Review and Planning of Core Program at Initial Level

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