The revised educator preparation accreditation system is designed to focus on the demonstrated competence of California's educators. The system features ongoing data collection and a 7-year cycle of activities, including at least one site visit. The Commission's Committee on Accreditation can determine at any point if program intervention or assistance is needed. Success of the accreditation system is measured by the continuing viability of programs that produce effective educators for California's students.
Source: "Accreditation System Summary" www.ctc.ca.gov, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 2007. September 27, 2011.