About Us

Mission
CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

What We Do
Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement.

Who We Serve
More than 900 educator preparation providers will initially participate in the CAEP accreditation system, which serves all providers currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Educator preparation providers include traditional institutions of higher education, as well as alternative pathways such as residency programs.

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Video: Specialized and Professional Accreditation: What You Should Know
produced by the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)

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