Information Regarding CAEP SPA Review and National Recognition
Physical Education Teacher Education programs that are a part of an educator preparation provider (EPPs) seeking CAEP Accreditation undergo the program review process. SHAPE America has partnered with CAEP to provide National Recognition through a Specialized Professional Association (SPA) review. SPAs conduct reviews twice every year—once in spring and once in fall.
Important review cycle dates are below.
- March 15 – Program reports due
- August 1 – SPA decision posted in AIMS
- September 15 – Program reports due
- February 1 – SPA decision posted in AIMS
PETE programs seeking National Recognition will need to request a program report template or shell through AIMS.
Shells can be requested year-round. Programs can request shells one year before their report due date. Shells will not be created after the cycle due date. For example, shells for a spring cycle will not be created after March 15 and shells for a Fall cycle will not be created after September 15.
For more detailed information about the SPA Program Review Process please visit the CAEP website.
Support for Program Report Preparers
SHAPE America offers several webinars throughout the year to support program report writers.
- CAEP SPA Program Report Preparation (Fall)
- Developing Key Assessments (Spring)
- Response to Conditions Report Writing (TBD)
Please come back for more information regarding details for these webinars!
Become a Program Reviewer!
If you are a higher education professional in PETE/HETE, consider becoming a program report reviewer. SHAPE America provides two-part training sessions each fall, after completing the training reviewers will be placed on a team with a lead reviewer and another trained reviewer.
Becoming a reviewer provides a much-needed service to the profession, increased understanding of the accreditation process, deepens knowledge on alignment between the national standards and program assessments.
Reviewer Interest Form