The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) became fully operational as an accrediting body for educator preparation providers on July 1, 2013. Its mission is to advance equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. CAEP has replaced the former NCATE accreditation body, which had accredited Penn State's teacher education programs since January 1, 1965.

The CAEP's Accreditation Council met on October 21, 2019, and after reviewing the self-study report and site visit report, made the following accreditation decision:

The College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University is granted Probationary Accreditation at the initial-licensure level.

Contact information for CAEP is:
1140 19th Street, NW | Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

List of Programs Reviewed by CAEP
Educator Preparation Program Level Date Reviewed/Next Review
Agriculture Initial Spring 2019/Fall 2021
Grades Pre K-4 Initial Spring 2019/Fall 2021
Middle Level English, Math, Social Studies Initial Spring 2019/Fall 2021
Physical Education and Health Initial Spring 2019/Fall 2021
Secondary Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space, English Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies Initial Spring 2019/Fall 2021
Special Education Initial Spring 2019/Fall 2021
Vocational Education Initial Spring 2019/Fall 2021
World Languages French, German, Latin, Spanish Initial Spring 2019/Fall 2021
Educational Leadership - Principal PK-12 Adv Spring 2022
Educational Leadership - Superintendent Adv Spring 2022
Supervisor - Special Education Adv Spring 2022
Reading Specialist Adv Spring 2022
Cooperative Education Adv Spring 2022
English as a Second Language Adv Spring 2022
CTE Supervisor Adv Spring 2022
CTE Supervisor Adv Spring 2022
Autism, Teaching and Learning Online, Teacher Leader Endorsement Adv