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Call for ACTFL/CAEP (formerly NCATE) Program Reviewers

As a member of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which was formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), ACTFL invites individuals to apply to become program reviewers. Program reviewers are trained to examine the reports and data submitted by institutions seeking CAEP recognition of their foreign language teacher education programs through ACTFL. Serving in this capacity is a professional service, and there is no remuneration to reviewers or to ACTFL.

Upon successful completion of a one-day training workshop, held on Thursday, November 21, 2013, prior to the ACTFL Convention, individuals will be assigned by CAEP to a three-person program review team. One member of the team is designated the lead reviewer and is responsible for compiling the review of the program report for submission to ACTFL/CAEP. The entire review is conducted online. No travel is required. Reviewers agree to participate in at least one review per semester.

Who may apply:

  • Educators from schools, universities or colleges/departments of education, departments of languages, cultures, and literatures in a variety of institutions. Program reviewers should reflect a range of language, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds.

Term of service:

  • 3-years, renewable based on satisfactory performance and update training.

How to apply:

  • Complete the application below accompanied by an abbreviated curriculum vitae outlining experience relevant to program review and/or teacher education, and two letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s ability to make program judgments.

For further information: Contact Judith L. Shrum at: or 540-320-0499.


When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Workshop Title: “Building Strength Through Effective Teacher Preparation Programs: ACTFL/CAEP Program Reviewer Training”
Presenter: Judith L. Shrum
This workshop prepares participants to become program reviewers for the new ACTFL/CAEP (formerly NCATE) Program Standards for the Preparation of Foreign Language Teachers. Participants will become familiar with the 2002 and the 2013 standards and will learn how to evaluate institutional program reports for evidence that the standards have been achieved. They will engage in hands-on work in analyzing candidate performance evidence, required program components, the program assessment system, and program reviewer rubrics, in order to make program approval decisions and prepare the program reviewer report for submission to CAEP. This workshop is open only to those who have applied or plan to apply to be ACTFL/CAEP Program Reviewers.
Potential participants should send a CV, two letters of recommendation, and a completed Reviewer Application (below) to Judith Shrum at Following a screening process, applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the workshop. Following the workshop, participants will be expected to review at least two programs in the fall and spring review cycles. 9 AM until 4 PM; includes lunch. The workshop is free; there is no paid compensation for reviewers.
There is no registration fee for this workshop. ACTFL is unable to provide funds for travel, lodging, or meals.


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Please attach an abbreviated CV that includes experience relevant to program review and/or teacher education and two letters of recommendation that focus on your abilities to make program judgments.