CAEP Accredited Provider, Excellence in Educator Preparation Accreditation

Accreditation is quality assurance through external peer review to ensure a program meets the standards set by its academic community, professionals, and stakeholders.

The School of Education’s educator preparation programs are accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through 2023.

CAEP Accredited Programs:

The School’s licensure programs are approved by the NC State Board of Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

Additional Accreditations

Doctoral Programs

School Psychology

The doctoral program in school psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Master’s Programs

School Counseling

The master’s program in school counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

School Library Media Coordinators

The master’s program in Library Science with add-on licensure for School Library Media Coordinators is accredited by the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation (COA). This program resides in the UNC School of Information and Library Science.

School Social Work

The master’s program in School Social Work add-on licensure for School Social Work is accredited by the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board and the Council on Social Work Education.

Speech & Language Pathology

The master’s program in Speech and Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This program resides in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences.

Annual Reporting Measures for CAEP

The SOE faculty review program outcome data, both quantitative and qualitative data, annually. Many of the reports faculty utilize for program and continuous improvement efforts are also required for CAEP’s Annual Reporting process, for CAEP Component 5.4.

To view the CAEP Annual Reporting Measures, visit the SOE’s Assessment and Accreditation website »

How do alumni do?

Extensive data and tools on the performance of North Carolina’s public school educators is available through the UNC Educator Quality Dashboard »