National Accreditation for Programs in the College of Education
The State of Idaho has participated in a partnership agreement with the CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. To be considered State Board of Education approved, all public educator preparation programs need to meet CAEP accreditation standards and be reviewed and approved by the Idaho State Department of Education. In 2022, the College of Education was accredited by CAEP. The State review was postponed until Spring 2025 due to a revision of the review process.
In addition, programs can achieve national recognition through accreditation by national organizations in their areas of specialization. The preschool laboratory is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC). The Bachelor of Music Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The School Psychology programs (see Graduate School Catalog) are accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The College of Education is also an institutional member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
*CAEP Review- Fall 2022 | Accreditation granted