The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the national accrediting body for educator preparation programs. The mission of CAEP is to advance “excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.”

CAEP was formed from the consolidation of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) The UTRGV educator preparation provider is accredited by NCATE and is moving forward to meet CAEP standards to maintain its national accreditation.