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BYU's Educator Preparation Programs Are Granted Accreditation with Flying Colors

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The educator preparation programs of BYU have received notice of full accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Both the Initial Licensure and Advanced-level programs received this accreditation, which is granted for a period of seven years. Further, CAEP did not place any areas for improvement or stipulations in its report. 

Brent Chowen, PhD, director of the Education Preparation Program Accreditation Office, shared the positive impact of this decision on BYU education programs and future candidates.

“This accreditation decision represents many hours of diligent work by our program faculty," Chowen says. "It is rare for CAEP to grant full accreditation without adding at least one area for improvement. Our clean report reflects the high quality of our education preparation programs across campus. Our graduates may go forward with confidence that employers will recognize the strength of the BYU program based upon this CAEP recognition.” 

Terri Summers smiles for the camera.Brent Chowen smiles for the camera.



Brent Chowen (left) is director of the Education Preparation Program Accreditation Office, and Terri Summers (right) is the associate director. 







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