NSU’s College of Education earned CAEP Accreditation for our teacher educator programs in spring of 2019, with no areas for improvement. Additionally, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently announced Northeastern State University’s College of Education as one of 13 providers from nine states and Puerto Rico that were recognized for leadership and commitment to continuous improvement as a recipient of the Frank Murray Leadership Award.
CAEP Accreditation serves the dual purposes of accountability and continuous improvement. The CAEP accreditation process evaluates the performance of providers and focuses particularly on whether candidates will be prepared, by completion, for the challenging responsibilities that educators face in America’s classrooms. Currently, more than 800 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP Accreditation system, including many previously accredited through former standards. CAEP is the only educator preparation provider recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
We are very excited and honored to have received this national recognition for educator preparation. This is a multi-year continuing improvement process toward meeting rigorous standards by showing valid and reliable evidence. Education faculty, staff, students and administrators were all engaged in the work, and we are so proud of what has been accomplished to ensure that our teacher candidates receive a quality education and practical, relevant experience.