Excellence in educator preparation accreditation.


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.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1: Continuous Improvement

EPPs will use evidence, based on CAEP Standards, to continuously monitor, evaluate, and improve.

Goal 2: Quality Assurance

The CAEP accreditation process will be valid, consistent, transparent, and data-driven.

Goal 3: Credibility

CAEP will be respected as the arbiter of educator preparation provider quality.

Goal 4: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CAEP will ensure consistent application of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in its evaluation of providers.

Goal 5: Strong Foundation

CAEP will continuously monitor and improve internal policies, processes, and procedures to assure transparency, accountability, fiscal efficiency, and high-quality service and support, to serve as a model of equity and attention to diversity and inclusion.

Goal 6: Innovation

CAEP will look for opportunities to improve preparation and create incentives for providers to seek accreditation.