COEPD Office of Assessment College of Education and Professional Development (COEPD) Office of Assessment Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development (COEPD) currently offers three baccalaureate degrees, nine masters’ degrees, two education specialist degrees, two doctoral degrees, and 29 licensure areas delivered in both traditional and non-traditional formats. The COEPD Office of Assessment ensures that COEPD programs comply with the assessment standards of relevant accrediting bodies, including the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the West Virginia Department of Education, and the University. The COEPD Office of Assessment also helps guide both initial-licensure and advanced level program evaluation. The COEPD Office of Assessment ensures that graduates have received a dynamic education that is held to the highest national standards. In April 2019, the COEPD was granted Accreditation by CAEP through June 2026 at the initial-licensure level and the advanced-level.