College of Education Earns CAEP Accreditation

The College of Education granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The College of Education has been granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The accreditation is granted for seven years with renewal in 2026.

CAEP is one of only two nationally recognized accrediting bodies for educator preparation. Following a rigorous accreditation process during which faculty and staff identified, collected, and analyzed program improvement data, Bloomsburg University was granted accreditation at the initial and advanced licensure level.

“Earning CAEP accreditation is a testament to the hard work and commitment to excellence by our faculty, led by our dean of the college, Daryl Fridley,” said BU President Bashar Hanna. “The excellence of their work is reflected in the accreditor’s final recommendation, which was all standards met, no areas for improvement and no problems.”

“I am very proud of everyone in the College of Education, led by Dr. Amy Eitzen, associate dean, who worked on the accreditation process,” said Fridley. “The rigorous standards set by CAEP also give BU the seal of approval that we are properly preparing the next generation of educators and give our students the knowledge that BU meets the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.”

Educator preparation providers seeking CAEP accreditation must pass peer review on five standards, which are based on two principles:

  • Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators.
  • Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of excellence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.

 “CAEP-accredited institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of schools and classrooms after they graduate,” said CAEP President Dr. Christopher A. Koch. “Seeking CAEP Accreditation is a significant commitment on the part of an educator preparation provider.”

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