CAEP stands on a strong foundation and rich history of accreditation in teacher and educator preparation. CAEP seeks to increase the value of accreditation and to increase participation, building on the decades of institutional knowledge of education’s previous accreditors.

CAEP accreditation standards are fully implemented; NCATE and TEAC legacy standards are no longer used for accreditation.
CAEP is recognized by CHEA.
August 29, 2013 – The CAEP Board of Directors approve new accreditation standards.
July 1, 2013 – CAEP becomes fully operational as sole accrediting body for educator preparation providers.
Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting convened to develop the next generation of accreditation standards and performance measures for educator preparation.
  Ohio becomes first state to sign a partnership agreement with CAEP as the new educator preparation accrediting body.
Design Team report disseminated for public comment.
  Boards of NCATE and TEAC accept the Design Team report, which recommended formation of the new accrediting body: CAEP.
  First meeting of the CAEP Board of Directors.
Design Team appointed by NCATE and TEAC Boards of Directors.
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) founded; dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, those who teach and lead in schools pre-K through grade 12.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) founded as a non-profit, non-governmental accrediting body.