CPM Educational Program is proud to announce the official accreditation of CPM Professional Learning by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). This means that CPM teachers can earn continuing education credits when attending select professional learning and completing all course requirements. MSA-CESS is recognized as a leading accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. During its 125-year history, MSA-CESS has granted accreditation to 2,700 educational institutions and learning service providers in nearly all 50 states and in over 100 foreign countries.
Earning MSA-CESS accreditation, the gold standard for educational improvement, complements CPM’s vision, mission, and long-term plans to bring more math to more people. CPM Executive Director Elizabeth Coyner commented, “This added layer of third-party validation highlights that CPM is dedicated to offering ongoing academic leadership aimed at making positive contributions to the world of mathematics education.”
Achieving accreditation is the end result of a 3-year project which involved gathering input from every department of CPM, as well as 50,000 data items from over 500 Professional Learning participants. Gratitude for a job well done is extended to the Accreditation Leadership Team ( Jenni White, Mark Coté, Misty Nikula, and Sharon Rendon) and the Accreditation Planning Team (Astrida Lizens, Christine Edwards, Jann Palmer, Marcus Blakeney, Marianne Evashenk, and Rebecca Meeker).
“This accreditation milestone comes as the result of a shared vision, investment of time and capital, and just plain hard work. This step is just the first of many as we seek to improve and expand CPM’s Professional Learning opportunities. Watch for future news on our quest”
Sharon Rendon, CPM Director of Professional Learning