• Leading by Advancing Standards

    Leading by Advancing Standards

    CEA’s mission is to promote excellence in the field of English language teaching and administration, as well as to protect the interests of students, through accreditation of English language programs and institutions worldwide. CEA achieves its mission by advancing widely-held standards to foster continuous program development through a rigorous process of regular self-assessment and peer evaluation.

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Standards Review

The Standards Review Committee is charged with reviewing the CEA Standards on a regular cycle to ensure they are clear, comprehensive, and current.  Selected summaries of past review activities of the Standards Review Committee, detailing changes to the CEA Standards, including mark-ups with explanations of changes, are available on CEA’s standards review projects webpage.

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