Dustin Bailey, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, has accepted a nomination to join the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) national Accreditation Council. The decision-making body evaluates educator preparation programs throughout the U.S.

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Bailey serves as chair of the College’s education department and head of the Hanover Educator Preparation Program. A member of the faculty since 2014, he teaches numerous courses, including education law, special education, professional collaboration and classroom management.

Bailey is the faculty advisor for the Hanover Student Education Association (HSEA) and supervises local and urban student teachers. He also maintains leadership roles in the state and community, serving on Indiana Department of Education committees and as a board member of the Indiana State Teachers Association.

CAEP strives to advance equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen student learning from pre-school through high school. The council was formed in 2010 through the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Bailey’s three-year appointment to the CAEP Accreditation Council will run from August 30, 2019 through June 30, 2022.