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ACTFL/CAEP Program Reviewers

As a member of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), ACTFL invites individuals to apply to become program reviewers. Program reviewers are educated to examine the reports and data submitted by institutions seeking CAEP recognition of their 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 prior to the ACTFL Annual Convention, individuals will be assigned 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:

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

For further information, please contact Teresa Bell at


Workshop Title: “Writing and Reviewing the ACTFL/CAEP Teacher Preparation Report”
Presenters: ACTFL Coordinator with CAEP, members of the Audit Team, CAEP staff member
Location: Annual ACTFL Convention
Date: Thursday during the annual ACTFL Convention
Time: 9 AM - noon for Program Writers; 9 AM - 5 PM for Reviewers

This workshop will examine the ACTFL/CAEP Report as it is written by faculty members in programs that prepare world language teachers and as it is reviewed by ACTFL reviewers. Participants who are faced with the task to write their program's report will view the report components in detail, learning what constitutes a successful report leading to national recognition from ACTFL. Participants who are interested in becoming reviewers of reports will learn how to analyze and review a submitted report in order to determine the appropriate recognition decision and provide support to the program. The workshop will first focus on how to write the report (9 AM - noon). From 1 PM until 5 PM the workshop will focus on reviewer education with hands-on work with actual reports. Potential program reviewers will spend all day in the workshop, and a box lunch will be provided for them.

The full-day reviewer workshop is open only to those who have applied or plan to apply to be ACTFL/CAEP Program Reviewers.

The morning writers’ workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn how to write the ACTFL/CAEP Program Report.

Potential reviewers should apply online below. 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 one program in the fall and spring review cycles. 9 AM - 5 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.