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It was founded in 2013 as a result of the merger of two predecessor organizations, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

CAEP’s scope of accreditation is the accreditation and preaccreditation of educator preparation providers (EPPs) that offer bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees, post-baccalaureate or other programs leading to certification, licensure, or endorsement in the United States and/or internationally. (2020)

Recognized by

  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)


Bilateral Recognition memorandum of understanding

Main Address

1140 19th Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Phone (202) 223-0077
Fax (202) 296-6620


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

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