Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) is a particular certifying organization that focuses on post-baccalaureate English Language programs and institutions. CEA's motivation is to give an orderly approach by which programs and institutions can exhibit their consistency with acknowledged principles, and be approved for doing as such. CEA conducts accreditation exercises in the U.S. also, globally.
CEA was opened in 1999 and in September 2003, it was approved by U.S. Secretary of Education as a national authorizing office for English Language programs and institutions. The acknowledgment by U.S. Secretary of Education gave CEA the distinction of being the main certifying organization for English Language programs and institutions in the U.S.
Guiding Values of CEA
The values which CEA works with
Leading through Advancing Standards
Advocating for Students
Promoting Continuous Improvement, Development and Learning
Acting with Integrity and care
Embracing Collaborative Judgement
Eligibility Requirements for Colleges
The process of accreditation goes as follows
Application for eligibility
Review by the Commission
Colleges and Universities under CEA accreditation
There are several colleges that fall under the category of CEA accreditation. Few of them are:
|Weber State University||University of Kansas|
|Indiana University Bloomington||University of Montana|
|West Virginia University||Washington State University|
Decision Making Bodies of CEA
The Commission, which administers CEA and settles on accreditation choices, is a collection of chosen and delegated individuals. It is in charge of setting CEA arrangement, for settling on accreditation choices, and for cultivating the improvement of CEA so it can keep on responding to the changing needs in the field of English dialect instructing and organization.
The current commission comprises a Chairperson, a Treasurer, a Chair-elect, 9 members and 2 public members.
Certified programs and organizations are thought about constituents of CEA. All things considered, each authorized site turns into an individual from the CEA Constituent Council. As a particular certifying organization, CEA looks for contribution from the expert field. Accordingly, individuals from the Constituent Council assume a critical part in the administration of CEA.
The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation is the organization that provides accreditation to colleges and universities that offer the course on the English Language. CEA is striving to make the field of English Language teaching as an excellent field and to protect the interests of students.