The body of research in educator preparation is diverse and constantly expanding. CAEP values and participates in collaborative efforts to advance research and innovation in the field. Frequently explored topics include networked improvement communities, equity, family engagement, valid and reliable assessments, clinical preparation, educational technology, and more.

Do you have projects or ideas to explore? Talk to us!


For more information about research activities at CAEP and how to participate, collaborate with us, or share your work:

Jennifer E. Carinci, Ed.D.
Director of Research and Engagement   | 202.753.1643 

Accreditation Research: Join AERA’s Special Interest Group

Want to learn more about research on accreditation? The American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) special interest group (SIG) on Accreditation, Assessment, and Program Evaluation Research in Educator Preparation is a valuable group to join to keep current.

This SIG focuses on the interpretation of research findings associated with CAEP accreditation, state review processes, or assessment and evaluation of EPP graduates, and program quality. Contact Dr. Joyce Many if you are interested in joining the SIG and learning about opportunities to present your research in these areas.

Share Your Work

Want to showcase and receive feedback on your work with over hundreds of your colleagues from around the country? Consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2018 Spring CAEP Conference in Kansas City in March 2018. Proposals will be accepted through December 31, 2017. Proposals strongly grounded in evidence and focused on assessing impact of completers are especially encouraged.

Future calls for presentations will be announced through CAEP’s email newsletters and on this website. View slides from previous CAEP Conferences on the Accreditation Resources page.