Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)

The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation is an accrediting organization that accredits colleges and universities that offer the program of English Language and meet all the standards set by this agency.

Posted by Ankita Paul on 15th May 2018

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

  • Respecting Differences

  • Supporting Success

  • 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

  • Workshop

  • Self-Study plan

  • Self-study report

  • Site Visit

  • 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. 


Conclusion

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.