Capella University’s Educator Preparation Program Receives Accreditation by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Capella Universitys Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) unit has been granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through 2024. Created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States.

Earning this accreditation is a seal of approval that ensures quality in preparing leaders within education. Our learners and faculty should be very proud of the work they are doing. Weve set a very high bar for our advanced-level education preparation provider unit, and CAEP Accreditation validates the hard work we are doing, said Dr. Dick Senese, President of Capella University. Our learners are investing in their future and can be assured that our programs have been recognized for their quality and professional relevance.

For an institution or specialized program to become CAEP accredited, it must demonstrate it meets standards set by organizations representing the academic community, professionals, and other stakeholders. CAEP accreditation ensures that there is solid evidence that Capella Universitys graduates are competent and caring, and that Capella Universitys EPP staff have created a culture of continuous improvement.

Capella University is one of 52 providers to earn CAEP accreditation during its fall 2018 review. These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of 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.

Capella Universitys EPP includes the Master of Science in Education with specializations in Early Childhood Education, Leadership in Educational Administration, and Reading and Literacy; Master of Science in School Counseling; Education Specialist with specialization in Leadership in Educational Administration; PhD in Education with specializations in Leadership in Educational Administration and Special Education Leadership; and Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology.

About Capella University Capella University ( is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1993, the university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based direct assessment programs allowing students to learn at their own pace. For more information, call 1.888.CAPELLA (888.227.3552).

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