CAEP Information

Information regarding CAEP Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the current accreditation body for the College of Education.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) became fully operational as the sole 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 Accreditation Council of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) met on October 21, 2019, and 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

202.223.0077