Educator Preparation Accreditation | College of Education, Health and Human Services | Kent State University

Kent State University’s educator preparation programs are accredited through May 2023 by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which has been consolidated into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).



Kent State's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by NCATE/CAEP since 1957. NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council consolidated in July 2013 to create the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Functioning as an independent organization since 2013, CAEP is an accrediting body for both initial and advanced educator preparation. Here at Kent State, CAEP accredits the educator preparation programs on a seven-year cycle.

Accreditation Standards

CAEP Standards:

  1. Content and Pedagogical Knowledge
  2. Clinical Partnerships and Practice
  3. Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity
  4. Program Impact
  5. Provider Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Capacity

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