The School of Education's teacher education programs are approved to grant licensure by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the new accrediting body created from the de facto joining of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teachers (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) in 2013. The School of Education will host a visit from CAEP representatives in Spring 2018.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

About CAEP Accreditation

Reporting Measures

5.1 Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

5.2 Results of Completer Surveys

5.3 Graduation Rates

5.4 Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing (Certification) and State Requirements

5.5 Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

5.6 Results of Employer Surveys

5.7 Student Loan Default Rates